“Who is a Christian steward? One who receives God’s gifts gratefully, cherishes and tends them in a responsible and accountable manner, shares them in justice and love with others, and returns them with increase to the Lord.”
~ Stewardship A Disciple’s Response: A Pastoral Letter on Stewardship (USCCB, 1992)
Mission and Ministry
The mission and ministry of Stewardship & Annual Giving Services is to help build stewardship as a way of life in the Diocese of Helena. The Stewardship and Annual Giving Services Director directs, plans and coordinates diocesan stewardship projects and programs, including the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA), Son Light and other major gift development and special needs campaigns.
The director provides resource information, planning and training assistance to parishes to build the concept of stewardship as discipleship and develops stewardship ministry within the diocese. In addition, the director coordinates grant development and administration.
Diocesan Stewardship Prayer
Lord, we thank you for calling us together to be your Church,
to further your Kingdom here on earth.
You give us all we have and all we need.
Unite us to you and to one another.
Grant us the wisdom to recognize
the depth and truth of our own potential.
Give success to our efforts to share our time and our talents
so we may build for the future of our Church community.
Since you have blessed us in so many ways,
help us return these gifts with grateful hearts.
In the name of Jesus, our Lord, Amen.