In this period of crisis today, it is important not to turn in on ourselves, burying our own talent, our spiritual, intellectual, and material riches, everything that the Lord has given us; but, rather to open ourselves, to be supportive, to be attentive to others. Set your stakes on great ideals, the ideals that enlarge the heart, the ideals of service that make your talents fruitful. Life is not given to us to be jealously guarded for ourselves, but is given to us so that we may give it in turn.
~ Pope Francis, to an audience on April 24, 2013
The goal of stewardship ministry is to help God’s people grow in their relationship with Jesus through the use of the time, talents, and finances God has entrusted to them.
The Office of Stewardship promotes the spirituality of Stewardship to cultivate intentional discipleship by providing clergy and laity with opportunities for education and formation, offering practical resources as an invitation to Stewardship as a way of life.
I hope you’ll take advantage of the many wonderful resources available to parishes of any size. Didn’t find what you’re looking for? I am here to serve, let’s connect.Services at-a-glance (pdf)
Cultivating Missionary Disciples
Renewed and Resourced
We offer such joy in gratitude to our Conference Committee, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors, host parish volunteers, and especially for our nearly 200 participants representing 70 parishes across the diocese for such a successful 2017 Conference!
Remember, it doesn’t end there…what have you identified as next steps post Conference to advance evangelization and stewardship in your parish? Have you made progress? If not, invite me or Terrie Baldwin to get you jump-started!
To access speaker presentation materials, click HERE.
Catholic Stewardship Webcast Series
Register for one-hour stewardship-focused webinars each month sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor. These webinars are perfect for clergy, parish staff, and lay leadership. Plan to dig deeper into insights, best practices and tools critical to the stewardship and development of your parish, directly from experts in the field. Thanks to an investment by the Catholic Community Foundation, all parishes in the Diocese of Cleveland can participate at NO COST!
Good news…back by popular demand, we have subscribed to the 2018 webcast series.
Click HERE to see the entire list of webcasts with registration information.
New Resource called “Impact” – Year Round Stewardship Education
We are excited to offer you a dynamic, monthly stewardship resource available from Catholic Life & Faith called Impact/Impacto, now available to all parishes at no cost in English and Spanish. This resource was developed with the goal of forming people as disciples and good stewards, who share their gifts and faith, making an impact on their lives and the life of the world. It includes:
- A Monthly Bulletin Insert/Social Media Resource
- Homily Connections
- Prayers of the Faithful
- Prayer/Reflection Outline for Parish Meetings
Click HERE for access to Impact.
Joyfully Gifted: Spiritual Gifts Discernment Process
The Office of Stewardship and The Office of Evangelization are offering a new process to help in the discovery and discernment of an individual’s charisms in order to live the vision as presented in our Catholic tradition and in The Joy of the Gospel, where Pope Francis is asking us to create missionary disciples in evangelizing churches. Click HERE for more details on the process. Click HERE for information on how to schedule the first step, a Joyfully Gifted Retreat in your parish community.