Mission dioceses state time and again that the retreat experience for college students and young adults is one of the most impactful experiences they have. Often it is because of what they experience on a retreat, that young adults get involved and stay connected with their campus ministry throughout their formative college years, and remain leaders in their dioceses.
Recognizing that every young adult deserves to have the chance to experience the transformative power of a retreat, Catholic Extension seeks to find ways to provide greater support for campus ministries and young adult ministries, in their efforts to invite and include more young adults to be part of the retreat experience.
Catholic Extension is therefore offering a challenge grant, to campus ministries and young adult ministries in the mission dioceses. Mission dioceses are invited to apply for a challenge grant, stipulating the number or percent of new young adults that they will attract to their retreat, from the previous number of young adults who participated. If the ministry team of staff and/or student leaders reaches this goal, Catholic Extension will award the campus ministry or young adult ministry up to $1,000* to be used for future retreats. (*The amount of the challenge grant award will depend on the size of the campus ministry, and the size and percent of the increase of new retreat participants.)
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For More Information
Contact Terry Witherell, Senior Director of Mission, at 508.668.1786 or firstname.lastname@example.org.