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Stewardship begins with Trust & Conversion  Committing to the Lord  Sharing based on Gratitude  Not in a single action, but as a Way of Life.

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2 Stewardship begins with Trust & Conversion  Committing to the Lord  Sharing based on Gratitude  Not in a single action, but as a Way of Life

3  Links stewardship and discipleship  Emphasizes that stewardship is both spiritual and practical  It’s not a program or quick fix – it’s our faith in action

4 Timeline (review)  June ’13 - The Decision for Stewardship  Sept ’13 - ICSC Conference in Dallas  Oct ’13 - Task Force Established  Dec ’13 - First Plan Drafted  Jan ’14 - Stewardship HFC & Clergy SSDC & Clergy SSDC  FMA ’14 - Presentations & Resources  May ’14 - Priests’ Convocation

5 International Catholic Stewardship Conference Team

6 Our Reality  Conversion takes time & resources  Education is an essential element  Getting started requires a Plan  Each Parish is Unique

7 Our Interim Goals  All Parishes begin a Stewardship education and Communication Effort this year – 2014  All Parishes organize a Stewardship Committee by December – 2014  Most Parishes have their 1st Commitment Sunday within the next year

8 Stewardship Education  Homilies & Prayers – often & regularly  Comprehensive Communications Plan: …Bulletins - Mailings - Website - - Reports  Lay Witness - Ministry Fairs - Outreach  Annual Renewal (Recommitment)  Stewardship Committee

9 Diocesan Deliverables Stewardship Education  Guidebook, Resources, Examples  Support for improving Parish IT  Provide consulting as required  Host stewardship workshops

10 Where Are We Now Parishes fall into one of 3 categories: 1. Has an established Committee and a commitment process in place 2. Has formed or started to form a Committee and has begun the education process 3. Has expressed some level of interest in getting started

11 Stewardship Task Force

12 How do we move forward? We have an actionable plan.

13 A foundation upon which the parish stewardship process can be built.

14 Key Elements Forming the Parish Stewardship Committee Forming the Parish Stewardship Committee Achieving consensus among parish leaders Achieving consensus among parish leaders A basic stewardship education process A basic stewardship education process

15 Our Diocese is Committed to Helping Each Parish Each Vicariate has a representative serving on the Stewardship & Development Commission To get started or to set an appointment, contact Mark Stewardship & Development

16 Let’s Get Started 1. Please share what’s happening at your parish with stewardship. 2. Please share your ideas and suggestions for resources that will help your parish stewardship effort.


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