Office of Stewardship and Mission Services
It is our hope to provide the tools and techniques, from our diocese and beyond, that will infuse stewardship in our parish communities. This website offers a means of communicating the message of stewardship along with resources and suggestions for you to consider when implementing stewardship in your parish, your school, your workplace, and your family.
The message of stewardship has been part of the salvation history of the Church. From the Old Testament, we learn that Adam and Eve were asked to tend and care for the gifts of creation. From the New Testament, St. Andrew brings the little boy and his simple gifts of two fish and five barley loaves and places those gifts in the hands of Jesus resulting in a wonderful experience of God’s abundance in the feeding of the 5,000.
Today, thanks to the pastoral letter, Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response (1992), we have a template on how to live stewardship as a way of life by receiving God’s gifts gratefully, cultivating those gifts responsibly, sharing them lovingly with justice, so that we may return those gifts with increase to God.
- To cultivate Stewardship as a way of life by engaging people to gratefully share their God-given gifts through prayer, service and giving.
Office of Stewardship and Mission Services Goals
- Cultivate Stewardship through formation and education
- Develop and retain relationships
- Enhance communication
- Maintain financial stability
- Provide consultation with regard to research and planning
The Office of Stewardship and Mission Services is responsible for stewardship formation and education, research and planning, development of diocesan wide support for parishes, ministries, and schools in areas of programs, and business and fund development. The annual Diocesan parish Annual Appeal (DPAA) is managed by the Office of Stewardship and Mission Services.