Joy of Stewardship

Stewardship resources for parishes

Parish Guide to Planned Giving 

Joy of Stewardship Program

Manual Table of Contents – PDF
Joy of Stewardship Leadership Manual – PDF
Manual Appendix – Word
Commitment Card – PDF
The Joy of Stewardship Logo – JPG Image

Stewardship Day at Church of the Assumption, Fairport, was a wonderful event. More than 50 parishes were represented.Thank you to all those who attended, to our generous volunteers and to Father Ed Palumbos and his helpful staff. Special thanks to our event sponsor Cathedral Corporation and supporting sponsor, Our Sunday Visitor.

Here are some resources from the day:

Presentation Keynote Presentation, Part 1, by Reverend Mark Reamer

Keynote Presentation, Part 2, by Sue Mathys and Reverend Mark Reamer

Workshop, “Parishioner Engagement,” by Mr. John Cunneen

Workshop on Parish Stewardship, by Deacon John McDermott. 

Biographies of the Speakers


To learn more about our Joy of Stewardship program, please view our Intro Brochure, the U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter and our award-winning video below.

For more information, please call our offices at (585) 328-3228 ext. 1298 (toll-free 800-388-7177) or e-mail us. We are committed to helping your parish team.

FAQ on Stewardship

Previous Stewardship Day Resources:

2011 • 2010 • 2009 • 20082007


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.