“Stewardship is an attitude of the mind and heart that expresses itself in action.”
Stewardship calls us to recognize that everything we have is gift from a loving God and that we are called by God to receive these gifts gratefully, cultivate them fully and share them generously.
As Catholic stewards, we use the blessings we have received and demonstrate both our understanding that we are managers (not owners) of God’s gifts and our appreciation for what we have received. When we contribute our time, talent and treasure to our parish, diocese and the universal Church, we follow the example of the servant who multiplied his talents while his master was away.
Every parish offers many stewardship opportunities for members to contribute their particular gifts and blessings to support parish programs and ministries that positively impact parishioners and the greater community.
How is God calling you to help build his kingdom – in your parish, in your community – and beyond?
Stewardship Resources for Parishes
The Diocese of Grand Rapids provides a variety of resources to assist parishes in the development and implementation of stewardship programs including:
|Monthly Stewardship Newsletter offering
timely tips and communications tools to
educate parishioners about stewardship
and engage them in practicing stewardship
as a lifestyle.
|Read current and past issues of Stewardship News|
|Stewardship Renewal Resources
“How To” Manual - This manual
provides a timeline for planning and implementation, describes roles and responsibilities for the pastor
and volunteer committee, includes sample
stewardship brochures and commitment forms,
communications tools and more.
2016 Weekly Readings-Reflections
(English & Español)
Frequently Asked Questions
|Stewardship Networking Group
The Stewardship Networking Group brings together stewardship staff and volunteers from around the diocese to share information and best practices for increasing stewardship among parishioners.
All meetings are held at Cathedral Square from 5-6:30 p.m.
2016-2017 dates pending
|Annual National Stewardship Conference
The annual conference features national
stewardship experts to build awareness of
stewardship and inspire staff and volunteers
to continue their parish stewardship work,
as well as breakout sessions that will help staff and volunteers enhance their parish programs.
|Annual ICSC Conference details|
For further information or for assistance in areas regarding education and training, speakers and presentation materials, please contact:
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