Youth Endowment

AboutTheProgram.jpgDuring their high school and college years, young adults often search for information about their faith. Saint Meinrad's "One Bread, One Cup" summer conferences and College Ministerial Internship Program offer a chance for them to deepen their faith and solidify their identity as Catholics.

'One Bread, One Cup' Conferences

Each summer, hundreds of high school youth and their campus or youth ministers come to Saint Meinrad to learn more about their faith and try out ministries they can use in their home parishes. They learn to be lectors, cantors, sacristans, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion and more.

College Ministerial Internship Program 

Helping to guide these groups through the process are more than 20 college interns from across the country. These young adults are taught by monks and faculty of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology during a six-week program that strengthens their spiritual foundation and prepares them to be future leaders for the Church.

Support the Youth Endowment

SupportTheYouth.jpgThese programs were begun with a generous grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. Now, Saint Meinrad is building an endowment to secure the programs' future and keep costs affordable for the participants.

By supporting this endowment, you will give young Catholics the opportunity to learn more about their faith and their role as liturgical leaders.

Make a gift to the youth endowment by using our secure online giving form. Choose "Youth Endowment" under the "Use My Gift For" section of the form.

To discuss a gift to the youth endowment, contact Mike Ziemianski at or (800) 682-0988.

Find out more about the "One Bread, One Cup" conferences and college intern program at