2017 STATEWIDE Stewardship Day:  Presentations & Sessions

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An Amazing Day of Faith Formation!

Almost 600 attendees from around Florida joined us for our FIRST-EVER Statewide Stewardship Day, "Engaging the Faithful through the Four Pillars of Stewardship," on April 29th in Orlando, Florida. It was truly an amazing day of faith formation focused on Prayer, Formation, Hospitality and Service.   To help continue the journey, we have compiled some materials from our presenters.  Follow the links below to access these amazing resources!

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 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, he 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.




Building Bridges to the Heart of Discipleship (Leisa Anslinger)   - There is nothing more precious than our relationship with Jesus Christ, and no one 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.

Digital Discipleship (Katie Herzing & Terry Poplava) - 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.    Hacia una formación integral que cultive la espiritualidad del compartir (Hosffman Ospino, PhD) - 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)

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. 

La Importancia de Servicio en Nuestra Jornada Hacia la Santidad  (Joe Citro) - 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.

  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?   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!
 What You Have Received, Give Generously as a Gift! (Fr. Mark Reamer) -

Reflecting Matthew 10:8 and the bishop's definition of stewardship: we receive God's gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord. This talk will inspire and challenge participants to reflect upon the gifts God has given them to help bring forth the gifts of the baptized.

This presentation has been broken into 2 files:

 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. This session provides creative ways to engage your parishioners to welcome the lost and unchurched through the pillar of hospitality and shares how one parish engaged its parishioners to perform over 5,000 acts of mercy .

This presentation has been broken into 3 files: 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.    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 to parishes that 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.