Archdiocese of Chicago
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Upcoming Events

  • NEW Vicariate Workshops coming soon!

  • Creating a Will Workshop Series
    We are inviting individuals who have yet to prepare a will; those that need to update an existing will, and individuals caring for elderly parents.

    #1 When: March 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm
    Where: St. Francis de Sales Parish Ministry Center, 135 S. Buesching Rd. Lake Zurich, IL 60047; 1st floor (Main level) Open Area, 1K
    Contact: Laura Angelini, (847) 438-6622 or email: langelini@stfrancislz.org
    RSVP: St. Francis de Sales Parish Office (847) 438-6622 or
    parishoffice@stfrancislz.org before 3/17/17

    #2 When: March 30, 2017 at 5:30 pm
    Where: Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N State Street – Frances Xavier Warde School Cafeteria
    Contact: Morgan Henington, 312-787-8040 or e-mail: mhenington@holynamecathedral.org
    RSVP: http://holynamecathedral.org/give/planned-giving/ or mhenington@holynamecathedral.org before March 28, 2017

    #3 When: Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 11:30 am
    Where: Our Lady of the Snows, 4810 S. Leamington Ave, Parish Hall
    Contact: Janette Ayala, 773-582-2266 or e-mail: samayala12@yahoo.com
    RSVP: Our Lady of the Snows parish office, 773-582-2266 or samayala12@yahoo.com by 3/29/17

Webinar Series

Miss the TTWCI Webinar? Click here for the slides and click here for the recording.

NEXT Webinar: Steps to Creating or Maintaining a Stewardship Committee on Mar 30, 2017 11:00 AM CDT at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1407776585838394882

This webinar will give you the toolkit, resources, and documents needed to create or maintain a stewardship committee. We will address recruiting, committee tasks, sustaining interest, and transition during this presentation. You will leave with a general committee description and many new ideas on how to get started or maintain your committee.

Miss the February Webinar: Tips for Lenten Stewardship? Click here for the recording and click here for the slides.

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The Theology of Stewardship

In 1992, the USCCB published, Stewardship: A Disciple's Response. That document is now 24 years old and we wanted to take a closer look at applying the document's lessons to our Parish stewardship efforts today. This series of articles will look at the summary we provided with a fresh look and new applications toward Parish stewardship.

  • Click here for the summary on The Theology of Stewardship
  • Click here to read "Part I: Disciples as Stewards"
  • Click here to read "Part II: Stewards of Creation"
  • Click here to read "Part III: Stewards of Vocation"
  • Click here to read "Part IV: Stewardship of the Church"

Click here to read the original document from the United States’ Conference of Catholic Bishops, Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response, 1992.

Stewardship 3.0 Workshop Materials

Planned Offertory Program

Planned Offertory Program Enhancements (POP)
We are excited to share with you new enhancements to the Planned Offertory Program (POP). This year, the program will not only include example letter templates, but coordinated messaging within a stewardship theme.

*The themed letter templates will be uploaded to the stewardship website the first week of October for you to adapt and print.

There are 3 steps to participate: 

1. Fill out the "order form" here: www.archchicago.org/stewardship/pop

2. You will also need to send content and photos, "saved/labeled" with your parish name to: 
www.dropbox.com/request/Cilo5qznXwOqseU0nhBV

3. Please refer to the guides below to learn about content customization. Send Parish content as a word document, saved with your parish name, (ie. St. Denis POP Content) to the dropbox link: www.dropbox.com/request/Cilo5qznXwOqseU0nhBV

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Price, Parish Stewardship Coordinator at kprice@archchicago.org.

About the Stewardship Program

Stewardship challenges us to live counter-culturally, anchored in the Gospel message and wholly cognizant that in only living as our model steward, Jesus, we will find hope, true freedom, and lasting joy and peace.

Stewardship:

  • Asks that we help each other recognize the gifts and talents with which God has blessed  us and the ways in which we have been blessed through the gifts and talents of others;
  • Invites us to help discern, call forth, and continually encourage one another to use the gifts and talents with which God has blessed us according to God’s will; and
  • Challenges us to share our time, talent and treasure beyond what we believe we can do or give so we can grow, individually and collectively, as God desires.

Mission:

The parish stewardship office of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Stewardship and Development Department exists to support and educate our priests and people to enable them to realize the joy that is theirs by:

boldly reclaiming their role as baptized disciples of Jesus Christ,

recognizing and embracing God as the Source of all, and

gratefully responding to God’s abundance by sharing our gifts.

Vision:

Chicago Catholics will dare to live:

as if Jesus Christ were the center of their lives and the source of their livelihoods,

as if life in Christ were the one desire animating all others in their everyday actions,

as if sharing their lives and gifts with one another were the only viable option for being truly human,

as if they can no longer pretend that stewardship were simply a choice, rather than an ultimate concern of life itself.

A member of the Stewardship and Development Department, the Vicariate Stewardship Consultant serves as a consultant to parish stewardship professionals and parish leadership groups in their efforts to educate and inspire their community about stewardship. The consultant provides stewardship education presentations, stewardship committee formation training and assistance with time, talent and treasure annual renewals (Planned Offering Program).

Assistance provided by the Vicariate Stewardship Consultant is a service of the Department of Stewardship and Development and is complimentary.

Katie Price
Parish Stewardship Coordinator
kprice@archchicago.org
312-534-7622

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