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"The promotion of the practice of stewardship is important for the mission of the Church and for the spiritual well-being of each individual Christian.  Everyone benefits from the sacrificial gift one makes of his time, talent and treasure". His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

Audio Downloads from Stewardship Events

Listen by clicking on the link to download each presentation

Introduction to Pastoral Plan

Presented by Janet Cooke, Co-Chair DPC

"Growing and Engaged Church"

Presented by Joe Cavangugh Gallup Faith

"Living Your Strengths"

Presented by Joe Cavangugh Gallup Faith

"Spirituality of Stewardship"

Presented by Fr. George Mockel


 

General Stewardship Resources

International Catholic Stewardship Council

The primary goal of the International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC) is to promote this concept of Christian stewardship. 

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Valuable information on Stewardship and other relevant Catholic Issues

USCCB's catalog

Online downloadable content and  for materials available for purchase on a variety of topics including stewardship.

Leisa Anslinger has many wonderful resources on parish engagement and stewardship.

This is an excellent resource for Catholic materials including Stewardship resources.

Gallup Press

This is a direct link to books that Gallup publishes.  They have a wide variety of materials for all ages.

Parish Publishing

Has resources for stewardship including materials for a full-blown stewardship effort and materials in Spanish. Disclaimer: Diocese of Oakland Stewardship Dept.  provides the following links to other Internet sites as a user service.  


We do not necessarily endorse, support, or attest to the accuracy of information posted on linked sites.



Resources for Children and Youth

To begin any discussion about stewardship, one should read the U.S. Catholic Bishops pastoral letter on stewardship entitled: Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response.” 

In this letter the Bishops described a Christian steward as one who: 

  • Receives God’s gifts gratefully 
  • Cherishes and tends them responsibly
  • Shares them in justice and love 
  • Returns them to God. 

 

Stewardship is not just for adults.  We have a responsibility to teach our young that God has given us many blessings.  We want to show our children how to share the gifts that God has given them with grace, generosity, and gratitude.  We want to instill in their hearts a love of giving.  We are all blessed by God and in turn want to bless God by using the gifts that we have been given to further God’s kingdom. We want our children to understand that stewardship is a lifelong, ongoing process. Whenever we use our time, talent or treasure, we ARE making a stewardship decision.

This is a huge responsibility.  Luckily, there are a lot of excellent resources to get your children’s stewardship program started.   We have listed some of the resources that we have discovered below.  This is not an exhaustive list.  We welcome your input and additions to the resources:

Archdiocese of St. Louis's Stewardship for Children Website

This website is full of awesome ideas on stewardship for youth as well as stewardship in general

Our Sunday Visitor

Stewardship resources for children available for purchase

The Catholic Company

Books and Media available for purchase

Archdiocese of Louisville

Stewardship Guides available for purchase through the Archdiocese's Office of Mission Advancement