2017 STATEWIDE Stewardship Day: 


Saturday April 29, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Hyatt Regency Orlando 
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL

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Attendees are invited to stay overnight at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. A special rate of $169 has been secured for double occupancy through April 1st. Hotel registration information will be provided via confirmation email after event registration is completed.

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Prayer, Formation, Hospitality and Service.

With Jesus as the foundation, these four elements form the pillars of stewardship.  They represent the building blocks on which our Christain discipleship is built and invite our people to witness, live and share the stewardship way of life.

Please join the seven dioceses of Florida as we explore how we can implement stewardship through these topics at our FIRST-EVER Statewide Stewardship Day, "Engaging the Faithful through the Four Pillars of Stewardship," on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8:30am to 5pm at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Drive, Orlando, Florida.


 Keynote Speaker: 

Rev. Roger Landry, Permanent Observer, Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations 

Father Roger Landry works for the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York. Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, by then Bishop Sean O’Malley in 1999, Father Landry served his Diocese as a high school chaplain, pastor of two parishes and for seven years as executive editor of the The Anchor, the weekly diocesan paper. A graduate of Harvard College, he attended seminary in Maryland, Toronto, and several years in Rome, where he did his advanced theological work at the John Paul II Institute for the Study of Marriage and Family. He speaks widely on the thought of Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis, preaches retreats to priests, religious and lay faithful, writes for various Catholic publications, and provided onsite commentary for EWTN’s during the 2013 conclave that elected Pope Francis. His writings, homilies, retreats and lectures are found at CatholicPreaching.com.


Building Bridges to the Heart of Discipleship (Leisa Anslinger)                      There is nothing more precious than our relationship with Jesus Christ. And there is no one who can share our faith in quite the same way as each of us can. Welcoming people into the community of faith opens the door to a lifetime of discipleship and stewardship. As members of Christ's body, parishs and people can have a lasting impact on one another. This gets to the heart of all we are and are called to be, as it leads us to the heart of Christ. Are you ready to build bridges to the heart of discipleship? Let's do this together!

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Digital Discipleship (Katie Herzing & Terry Poplava)

Embracing new technology for Churches can be intimidating, but it is necessary. We live in a world where more than 190 million people own a smartphone and spend more than 50% of their time on the internet via this device. Our Churches need to embrace this digital technology to form 21st Century disciples. Today’s presentation  will leave you with encouragement from leaders in the church to begin embracing new media and also give you 7 new initiatives to do at your parish in 2017 to form digital disciples.

  Click here for bio info on Katie Herzing & Terry Poplava





Hacia una formación integral que cultive la espiritualidad del compartir (Hosffman Ospino, PhD)

En este taller exploraremos la formación como pilar clave para fomentar una espiritualidad integral del compartir. Teniendo en cuenta realidades culturales, sociales y religiosas que marcan profundamente la vida de los católicos latinos en los Estados Unidos, imaginaremos un currículo básico de formación que agentes pastorales puedan usar en sus comunidades de fe para cultivar la generosidad.

Stewardship & Spiritual Formation among Hispanic Catholics: Realities & Recommendations (Hosffman Ospino, PhD)

In this workshop we will look closely at various cultural, social, and religious dynamics that shape the lives of Hispanic Catholics in our day. Participants will then engage in conversation about how these realities need to be taken into consideration as we envision formation efforts that are effective and inspiring to foster a spirituality of Stewardship among Hispanic Catholics. Practical recommendations will be shared.

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La Importancia de Servicio en Nuestra Jornada Hacia la Santidad        (Joe Citro)                                                                                                                           Porque el mismo Hijo del hombre no vino para ser servido, sino para servir y dar su vida en rescate por una mutitude... Mateo 20:28

En esta presentación vamos a enfocarnos en las escrituras, en el concepto de la Comunidad, y en los elementos de la cultura hispana que enfatizan la llamada de servir a nuestros prójimos. Aprendemos estrategias de como nuestro servicio puede transformar a nuestras comunidades y nuestra iglesia, y convertirnos en verdaderos discípulos en nuestra jornada hacia la santidad.

                       Click here for bio info on Joe Citro

Los discípulos que oran (P. Juan Sosa)

La fuente de nuestra Mayordomía proviene de nuestro encuentro con Jesucristo, el Señor que nos llama a dirigirnos al Padre para servir a los más necesitados con la fuerza del Espíritu Santo. ¿Cómo respondemos a este encuentro y a esta relación en nuestra vida de oración?

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Our World Needs Heroes (Tom Peterson)

Through his use of stories and humor, Tom helps encourage and inspire Catholics to feel much more comfortable in sharing their gift of faith with others, as well as offering their gifts of time, talents and treasures with the Church!

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The Spirituality of Stewardship (Dan Conway)

What Do I Own and What Owns Me? This question is key to the understanding and practice of stewardship as a way of life, a practical form of spirituality. When all is said and done, we own nothing. Everything that we have, and all that we are, comes to as a gift from our loving and merciful God, the true owner of all things visible and invisible. How do we live this profound spiritual insight? By following the example of Jesus, Mary, and all the saints. By making stewardship a way of life.

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Seeking Out the Lost Sheep: Engaging Your Parishioners & Growing Your Parish through Pillars of Hospitality & Service  (Lois Locey)                      

Engage your parishioners and spread evangelization at the same time through the stewardship pillars of hospitality and service. The first part of this session provides creative ways to engage your parishioners to welcome the lost and unchurched to Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday and Easter to Church through the pillar of hospitality. In addition, learn how one parish engaged its parishioenrs to perform over 5,000 acts of mercy through the pillar of service. If you are especially interested in assisting God in finding the lost sheep, come learn about these creative and engaging ideas!

Click here for bio info on Lois Locey

To Serve in the Parish Community & Beyond - Service, A Pillar of Stewardship ( Jim  Kelley)

 God has written a loving call to service on every human heart.  Along with this call come special gifts and talents that when they are identified, affirmed and honed, can transform the parish, the community and the world. How do we as parish leaders connect individuals to their role of passionately and enthusiastically offering their talents in service?  The pillar of service is an opportunity for the parish to put into concrete practice the other three pillars of hospitality, prayer and formation.  In this session, we will discuss some of the “building blocks” a parish might consider in their construction of service as one of the pillars of stewardship.

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  The Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy Award Recipient Priests Panel (Fr. Jeffrey McGowan, Fr. Charles Mitchell, Fr. Jan Kevin Schmidt, Fr. Patrick Sheedy)

The Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy Award is presented to one parish each year by the International Catholic Stewardship Conference. These parishes demonstrate excellence in the following areas: effectiveness of the Stewardship Committee, commitment and growth over 5 years, Stewardship education, annual Stewardship renewal, empowering and engaging use of parishioner gifts, communication, and welcome and hospitality.  Pastors from  from several award winning parishes will host a panel discussion.



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  • Registration is being organized by the Diocese of St. Petersburg
  • The registration fee is $25/person on or before March 31, 2017 (after March 31st, the fee will increase).  This fee is payable through PayPal by clicking the "Register Now!" link below.
  • Registration will remain open through April 24, 2017.  All wishing to register after April 24th will be welcomed at the door until site capacity is reached.
  • If you experience difficulty in completing the online application, please contact the Diocese of St. Petersburg Office of Stewardship & Development by email at stewardship@dosp.org or by phone at 727-344-1611.


PLEASE NOTE: cancellations must take place on or before April 24th.  Refunds will be administered by check from the Diocese of St. Petersburg sent to the payee via first class mail.