Development & Stewardship

The Office of Development and Stewardship works with parishes and diocesan agencies, to promote sound fund raising practices that derive from the principles of stewardship.

Parishes' and Agencies' one-stop shop for:

  •  Increased offertory programs. (Program flyer)
  •  Stewardship education workshops and training.
  •  Capital campaign planning.
  •  Estate and Legacy Seminars. (Seminar flyer)
  •  Individual major gift and planned giving consultation

Click here for the Gift Annuity Calculator

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:

  •  Convening the Diocesan Stewardship Commission
  •  Providing a Speakers Bureau on Stewardship.
  •  Parish workshops on the Tools for Building Parish Communities.
  •  Providing parishes with weekly bulletin announcements on stewardship.
  •  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.

Click here for the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Stewardship

Click here for the Toolkit for Building Parish Communities

If you would like more information, or even a personal visit with one of our staff to discuss your parish's or agency's situation and opportunities we make possible, please contact:

Mr. Pat Palombo, CFRE - Director
330.744.8451 x325
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Miss Peggy McMahon - Coordinator
330.744.8451 x324
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