Loyola Institute for Ministry's FIELD project, will work with Catholic parishes from across the country to engage in innovative ministries with young adults. Over the next several summers we will be inviting cohorts of parish teams to be a part of the initiative, and will allot from $15k to $30k to participating parishes to help grow their ministries with young adults. The project is grounded in theological reflection, the dynamics of young adulthood today, synodal listening, and co-
responsibility. If you think your parish might be interested in growing innovative ministries with young adults, then please consider applying!

Click here to watch a video about the Young Adult FIELD Project.

We are currently recruiting for our first cohort to begin in the summer of 2023. Applications are now due May 1st. You can find our more about the application here.

FIELD is an acronym that highlights Faithful Innovation and the three steps that Pope Francis envisions for synodality–Encountering, Listening, and Discerning. It calls to mind the way Jesus urged his followers always to be on mission, to go out into the field to announce the Good News. Inspired by Pope Francis’ vision of the Church as a field hospital, this project seeks to engage in ministry that first attends to peoples’ needs. The purpose of this project is to collaborate with ministry leaders to design a renewed way of being Church marked by synodality, or journeying together on the walk of faith. We will accompany parishes as they endeavor to engage young adults, listen to them, and discern with them pastoral responses. We hope to help parishes become thriving spaces in support of young adults and the whole community!