New York, NY - The Archdiocesan Department of Stewardship and Pastoral Resources has prepared the new 2005 Christian Stewardship Program for use in our parishes nationwide. Three packets of the new material have been mailed to each parish: one to each Priest, Parish Council and Stewardship Committee Chairman.

The theme for 2005 is "We Bless, Praise and Thank You."

The Stewardship Packet contains the following:

Stewardship Guidelines, a booklet with a compilation of directions, suggestions, letters and documents for a successful Stewardship Program.

2005 Stewardship Posters: 1 large (17x22") and 2 small (8.5x11")

2005 Christian Stewardship Program CD-ROM:

(Ready to be personalized for parish use.)

A. General Information

B. Adopting Stewardship (For those parishes not on Stewardship) Articles, letters and a Greek Language explanation of Stewardship

C. Tri-Fold Appeal in English and Greek

D. Cards and Forms

E. Letters (Various types of letter to grow and promote Stewardship)

F. Sermons

G. Articles and Illustrations (20 pages of material for your parish periodicals and sermon illustrations)

H. Stewardship Sunday (Planning and material)

I. Three PowerPoint Presentations on Stewardship.

All documents are on the CD-ROM and are user friendly and ready to cut and paste for the Stewardship Committee's convenience and for parish personalization.

Some of the Stewardship material is prepared in the Greek language. The Greek font is Unicode "LaserGreek," from Linguist's Software, Inc, PO Box 580, Edmonds WA 98020-0580, Telephone 425 775-1130 or "www.linguistsoftware.com/order/order.htm." Mention "Greek Orthodox Archdiocese USA Discount" for a special discount.