Father Philip Kreilein Memorial Eagle Scout Project Endowment Award
Father Philip Kreilein was a priest in the Diocese of Evansville who died on October 23, 2018 and who funded an endowment to be used by Scouts doing an Eagle project to benefit a Catholic organization. Several grants are given out every year. To become eligible for a possible grant, an application must be submitted to the DCCS. The application form can be found by clicking on Father Kreilein's name above.
Father Kreilein was born in Jasper on September 28, 1948 and attended high school and college at St. Meinrad. He went to the St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore and was ordained a priest by Bishop Shea on June 2, 1974
His priestly assignments included Associate, St. Simon Parish, Washington, 1974; teacher, Mater Dei High School, Evansville, 1977; associate, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Evansville, 1980; pastor, St. Mary Parish, Washington, and teacher, Washington Catholic High School, 1982; pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Fort Branch, 1988; pastor, St. Ferdinand Parish, Ferdinand, 1991; pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Jasper, March 1999; pastor, Resurrection Parish, Evansville, July 3, 2002; three-month sabbatical, 2010 (June-September); Pastor, Resurrection Parish, Evansville, 2010; Moderator, St. Boniface Parish, Evansville, 2010; Administrator, St Boniface Parish, Evansville, 2018 (Feb. 1-Feb. 13). His other responsibilities included service as Director of Continuing Education: Ministry to Priests, 2012; Dean, Evansville West Deanery, 2014; and Dean, South Deanery, 2015.
He served many years as the chaplain for athletes and teams at Mater Dei High School and the University of Southern Indiana. He was also actively involved in and a great supporter of Scouting.
He was pastor at Resurrection Parish at the time of his death.