Stewardship

The Stewardship Committee assists the pastor in developing Stewardship as a way of
life in the parish, an attitude of the mind and heart that is expressed in action; emphasizing
that all people, things, and experiences are gifts from God.  An active parish Stewardship
Committee is an important and necessary element in designing, implementing and
maintaining the parish Stewardship process. This committee is instrumental in assisting
the pastor in the areas of education and formation, facilitation, communication, implementation,
follow-up and evaluation of the parish Stewardship process.

The Stewardship Committee responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist the pastor and parish leadership in the overall design, implementation and
    evaluation of the parish Stewardship process.
  • Develop a comprehensive timetable and related procedures to facilitate the annual
    renewal process.
  • Pursue available forms of communication to build awareness of Stewardship and
    parish activities, such as bulletins, parish web-site, newsletters, witnesses, ministry
    fair, town hall meetings, homilies, etc.
  • Coordinate Stewardship efforts with the parish welcoming program.
  • Maintain a catalogue of parish ministries and organizations.
  • Review and revise, if necessary, the parish time, talent and treasure commitment
    forms to be sure they appropriately represent the mission, ministries, activities,
    and structure of the parish.
  • Host periodic Stewardship presentations to parish leadership explaining Stewardship
    in general, the parish renewal process and the importance of Stewardship in the parish
    community.