Parishes sought for young adult initiative

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ST. MEINRAD — Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology has received a $1.38 million grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. to begin an initiative intended to improve parish outreach to young adults and better engage them with the Catholic Church.

Applications are now being accepted for parishes interested in improving their engagement with young adults ages 23 to 29. By partnering with Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, parishes will explore the demographics of their communities, learn more about today’s young adults and develop innovative strategies to better meet the spiritual needs of the young adults in their parish.

Twelve to 15 parishes will be selected to participate in the program. Saint Meinrad will then help the parishes to create a specific plan to engage young adults. Through outreach into the local community — hosting events that include prayer, worship and fellowship — the program will help parishes to form young adults in discipleship by creating service and study opportunities.

To apply for the program, visit the online application at The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 6.

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