A short presentation on how the Office of Parish Development can assist your parish in expanding its Stewardship program.
All parishes are at slightly different points in growing in stewardship. In the important work of encouraging individual stewards to stretch themselves further in giving back to God through the Church, no one strategy will work for all parishes. The Office of Parish Development can help your parish to improve its current stewardship practices in a variety of ways, such as:
  • Assessing current practices and offering new techniques.
  • Serving as a guest speaker on the subject of stewardship.
  • Conducting a Parish Stewardship Workshop tailored to your parish’s unique needs.
  • Guiding your stewardship committee in implementing techniques over several months.

Tips and Strategies

Frequent, effective communication is key to building a strong stewardship program at the parish. A weekly email with a spiritual, giving-related Thought of the Week and a link to an on-line stewardship pledge card is one way a parish can help keep the stewardship message in front of parishioners throughout the year.  Here is a sample of such an email message:

"A rich man is not one who has much, but one who gives much. For what he gives away remains his forever!" ~St. John Chrysostom

The Thought of the Week is prepared for you by the Stewardship Committee.

Stewardship 2010: Have you completed your 2010 Stewardship pledge?  If not, for your convenience, this link has been created to enable you to make your stewardship commitment electronically: On-line Stewardship Pledge Card example.

To access the Automatic Pledge Debit Word Document, click here.

For assistance with setting up an on-line stewardship pledge card that is specific to your parish, please contact Office of Parish Development staff.

For annual stewardship campaigns and other resources for your parish stewardship program, go to the National Stewardship Ministries.