Young Adult Initiative Partner Parishes

During Phase 2 (2022-2026), the Saint Meinrad Young Adult Initiative is partnering with five returning parishes from Phase 1 as well as five sister parishes. Each Phase 1 parish chose a sister parish to join the initiative, and they will serve as a mentor throughout the process.

The Phase 1 parishes were originally selected from 96 applications to the project.

In an age when parishes are being linked and merged and the number of clergy is limited, we must find new ways to strengthen the Church by calling all of its members to more active participation in ministry and evangelization.

Young Adult Initiative Partner Parishes (Phase 2)

St. Clare of Assisi Parish

O’Fallon, Illinois
Diocese of Belleville

St. John the Evangelist Parish

St. John, Indiana
Diocese of Gary

Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish

Lexington, Kentucky
Diocese of Lexington

Holy Spirit Parish

Bowling Green, Kentucky
Diocese of Owensboro

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral Parish

Knoxville, Tennessee
Diocese of Knoxville

St. Matthias Parish

Crown Point, Indiana
Diocese of Gary


Pax Christi Catholic Church

Lexington, Kentucky
Diocese of Lexington


St. Patrick Parish

Morristown, Tennessee
Diocese of Knoxville


Young Adult Initiative Partner Parishes (Phase 1)

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

New Albany, Indiana
Archdiocese of Indianapolis

St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish

Zionsville, Indiana
Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana

St. Bartholomew Parish

Columbus, Indiana
Archdiocese of Indianapolis

Christ the King Parish

Ferdinand, Indiana
Diocese of Evansville

St. Cecilia Parish

Cincinnati, Ohio
Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Holy Angels Parish

Indianapolis, Indiana
Archdiocese of Indianapolis

Holy Family Parish

Brentwood, Tennessee
Diocese of Nashville

St. Monica Parish

Mishawaka, Indiana
Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Immaculate Conception Parish

La Grange, Kentucky
Archdiocese of Louisville

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish

Jeffersonville, Indiana
Archdiocese of Indianapolis