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About the Institute for Priests and Presbyterates

supportus IPP.jpgA newly ordained priest or a soon-to-be 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 also offered to 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 Saint Meinrad has established an endowment to ensure that your priests get the ongoing formation they need.

Support the IPP

You can help build this endowment and ensure that future priests and pastors get the advantage of a good foundation in their ministry by making a gift to the IPP endowment. 

Make a gift 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, contact Duane Schaefer at dschaefer@saintmeinrad.edu or (800) 682-0988.

Find out more about the IPP's work at ipp.saintmeinrad.edu.