The Stewardship Office serves 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.

Stewardship Day 2021 Resources

The Joy of Stewardship

What is Stewardship?

"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).

Colleen Brade
Director of Stewardship/CMA

Jamie LaVigueur
Donor Relations Assistant

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) 1-800-388-7177.

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. 1256.


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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.