A Stewardship Reflection

My church is composed of people like me. I help make it what it is. It will be friendly, if I am. Its pews will be filled, if I help fill them. It will do great work, if I work. It will make generous gifts to many causes, if I am a generous giver. It will bring other people into its worship and fellowship, if I invite and bring them. It will be a church of loyalty and love, of fearlessness and faith, and a church with a noble spirit, if I, who make it what it is, am filled with these same things. Therefore, with the help of God, I shall dedicate myself to the task of being all the things that I want my church to be.

Catholic Ministries Appeal



Stewardship Committee

Anthony Adams

Robert Blackburn

Patrick Burke

Richard Crossed

Robert Finnerty

Timothy Fitzgerald

James Hopper

Bernard Iacovangelo

Edward Kay

Jack Kreckel

Dr. Stephen Loughlin

Susan Miller

Robert Napier

Fran Pullano

Miriam Rosa

Leon Sawyko

The Stewardship and Communications Office 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; and 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" education program for parishes.

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"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace" (1 Pt 4:10).

Doug Mandelaro
Diocesan Director of Stewardship & Communications

Colleen Brade
Associate Director, Coordinator of the Annual Catholic Ministries Appeal
Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except major holidays. Summer business hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day) Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m.-Noon. Phone: 585-328-3210 or toll-free (NYS) 1-800-844-7177.

For information about the annual Catholic Ministries Appeal, visit For information on making a gift or a pledge you've already made, please telephone the Diocesan Gift Office at 585-328-3210, ext. 1331. News Reporters: Call 585-328-3210 or email our office