Origins of the Initiative

In addition to forming priests, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology prepares and enriches deacons and lay ministers for ministry in the Catholic Church, including those who minister to and with young adults.  In December 2016, Saint Meinrad received a $1.38 million grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. to begin a five-year initiative intended to improve parish outreach to young adults and to better engage them with the Catholic Church. Sixteen Catholic parishes were selected and each will evaluate its current young adult engagement and strive to improve it.