Materials and Resources

Introducing the stewardship way of life to your parish community begins with education. No “perfect” plan exists. Parishes are encouraged to use our stewardship guides and tailor the information provided to best suit your parish community. The guides explore educational methods as well as share suggestions on how to navigate your parish’s stewardship journey.

The Stewardship and Development Office is available to assist at any point during your journey. Through a series of meetings, a representative from our office will visit your parish to discuss stewardship and its benefit for the parish.
At the initial meeting, the pastor, as well as a few parish representatives, are in attendance. The basics of stewardship and the benefits that occur as a result are revealed. During this informational meeting, the core stewardship committee will be asked to develop a list of 5 – 10 potential committee members and select a date to hold a meeting to bring them together.
With a core stewardship committee in place at the second meeting, a discussion will include an introduction to the theological meaning of stewardship as well as an introduction to The Bishop’s 1992 Pastoral Letter. Committee members will be asked to read the Pastoral Letter and prepare for a group discussion at the next meeting.

U.S. Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Stewardship

Leadership Manuals and Guides







Office of Stewardship & Development
One Cathedral Square
Providence, RI 02903
Ph: 401.277.2121