Young Adult Initiative

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The application deadline for the Saint Meinrad Young Adult Initiative has passed and we are no longer accepting applications. We are thrilled to have received 96 applications from parishes that are committed to strengthening the young adult community within the Catholic Church.

"One-fifth of the U.S. public - and a third of adults under 30 - are religiously unaffiliated today."

- "Nones" on the Rise, Pew Research Center, 2012

Helping parishes connect with young adults is the goal of the Saint Meinrad Young Adult Initiative. A program of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology and funded by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc., this five-year project will select 12-15 partner parishes to assist them in developing innovative programs and ministries to meet the spiritual needs of adults ages 23-29. A key objective will be to strengthen the domestic church of young adult households.