Development & Stewardship

Stewardship is a way of life. It challenges Catholics to be steward-disciples by using their gifts in service to God and others, while denying personal cravings for control and power. To be a good steward requires a disciplined life-style and an attitude of gratitude. The local parish continues to be the best source for inviting Catholics to be steward-disciples and "live life to the full." The Diocesan Office of Development & Stewardship has and continues to serve as a resource for parishes wanting to incorporate the Stewardship Way of Life in their local community.

The Office of Development & Stewardship promotes the Stewardship Way of Life through the following:

  • Sponsoring diocesan programs featuring nationally renowned speakers on stewardship.
  • Providing parishes with weekly bulletin announcements on stewardship.
  • Planning, coordinating and implementing an annual Parish Sacrificial Giving Stewardship Process each Fall.
  • Convening the Diocesan Stewardship Commission
  • Providing a Speaker Bureau on Stewardship.
  • Promoting small group studies on the 1992 U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Stewardship … Stewardship: A Disciples Response
  • Representing the Diocese as a member of the National Catholic Stewardship Council.
  • Encouraging parish pastors and lay representatives to attend the International Catholic Stewardship Conference each year.
  • Assisting parishes in the formation of Stewardship Committees.
  • Providing printed materials and resources that promote the Stewardship Way of Life.

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Contact the Office of Development & Stewardship
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144 W. Wood St
Youngstown, OH 44503
330-744-8451 ext. 325