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About the Institute for Priests and Presbyterates

supportus IPP.jpgA newly ordained priest or a soon-to-be-appointed pastor has lots of questions about his new responsibilities. Many of these new issues aren't taught in the seminary: parish budgets, volunteer boards, parish revitalization, the list goes on and on.

Since 2005, Saint Meinrad's Institute for Priests and Presbyterates (IPP) has been offering programs to help new priests and new pastors make a successful transition into their roles as your parish leaders.

Programs are being developed to help meet new needs that are surfacing in today's parishes, such as helping international priests minister successfully in this country.

A grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. gave the Institute for Priests and Presbyterates its start, but now Saint Meinrad is establishing an endowment to ensure that your priests get the ongoing formation they need.

Support the IPP

Please help build this endowment and ensure that future priests and pastors get the advantage of a good foundation in their ministry. Give now to the IPP endowment by using our secure online giving form. Select "Support IPP" in the dropdown menu in the "Use My Gift For" section.

To discuss a gift to the IPP endowment, please contact Duane Schaefer at or (800) 682-0988.

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