About the Institute for Priests and
A 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 the
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
"Institute for Priests and Presbyterates Endowment" in the dropdown
menu under the "Use My Gift For" section.
To discuss a gift to the IPP endowment, please contact Duane
Schaefer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800)
Find out more about the IPP's work at ipp.saintmeinrad.edu.