Archdiocese of Chicago
Department of Stewardship and Development

Documents

2014 Second Collection Dates

REVISED 2015 Second Collection Dates

STEWARDSHIP ASSESSMENT
Is your parish ready for stewardship (Stewardship: A Way of Life)
Parish Stewardship Self-Assessment
Parish Census Survey

STEWARDSHIP: THEOLOGY/SCRIPTURE
The Theology of Stewardship
Church Teachings on Stewardship
A Week’s Reflection on Stewardship
Scriptural Texts Relating to Stewardship
Stewardship Prayers

LEADERSHIP
The Role of the Pastor in Fostering Stewardship
Creating a Stewardship Committee
Stewardship Committee Responsibilities

ANNUAL RENEWAL - Stewardship and Planned Offering Program
Stewardship and Revenue Enhancement in the Parish
Theological Reflection on Sacrificial Giving
Stewardship Renewal Timeline
“Everything in Life is a Gift ” Collateral Piece
“Everything in Life is a Gift” Pastor Letter
“The Gift of Time” Collateral Piece
“The Gift of Time” Pastor Letter
“Everything You Are is A Gift” Collateral Piece
“Everything You Are is A Gift” Pastor Letter
“To: God From: You” Pastor Letter
“To: God From: You” Collateral Piece
Planned Offering Program
Offertory of the Mass

PLANNED OFFERING PROGRAM - Sample Letters
(password protected - please call the office to obtain access)
English Planned Offering Program #1
English Planned Offering Program #2
GENERAL - New Parishioner (Only 1 letter)
GENERAL - First Week - All Parishioners EXCEPT Inactives
GENERAL - “Other” Week 2
GENERAL - Campaign Donor  Week 2
GENERAL - School Family Only
GENERAL - School Family 2 Cost-based Only
GENERAL - Religious Education Non Registered Family Only
GENERAL - Senior Citizen Donors Week 2

GENERAL - Inactive Parishoner Letter (Week 2 Only)
Examples of Copy to Encourage Electronic Giving
Give Central Enrollment Form
Thank You Letter

THE LAY WITNESS TALK
Sharing Your Stewardship Journey

THE MINISTRY FAIR
Ministry Catalogue
Sample Ministry Catalogue
Sample Ministry Opportunity Description
Holding a Ministry Fair

ACCOUNTABILITY
Stewardship Reporting Options
Stewardship Quarterly Reports
Sample Parish Stewardship Report

COMMUNICATION
Bulletin Announcements
A Sample Stewardship Bulletin Insert
Suggested Bulletin Announcements for Two Years
Scriptural Quotations on Stewardship

STEWARSHIP RESOURCES:
International Catholic Stewardship Council Resources
Simpler Living, Ecology, Spirituality, Finances, Family

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