About Our Office

The Office of Stewardship, Development and Communications serves:
  • As the official conduit for the dissemination of news and information from the Diocese of Rochester to the general public and news media, as well as internal communications with our parishes, clergy, affiliated agencies and employees. Helpful Info for Journalists
  • As the main fundraising office of the Diocese of Rochester and the Office of the Bishop. We coordinate the annual Catholic Ministries Appeal, all diocesan-wide special fund-raising initiatives, donor relations and The Joy of Stewardship program for parishes. Ways to Give


Telephone: 585-328-3210


For information about the annual Catholic Ministries Appeal, our Stewardship programs or to inquire about making a gift to the Church e-mail


For information on a gift or pledge you've already made, please telephone the Diocesan Gift Office at 585-328-3210, ext. 1331.


For news media inquiries: e-mail



Our Staff


Doug Mandelaro, Director 

David Kelly, Associate Director, Coordinator of the Annual Catholic Ministries Appeal

Colleen Fitzgibbons-Talarico, department secretary