Every diocese and every parish must secure the resources necessary to fulfill the Church’s mission, which is to worship God, proclaim the Gospel, to celebrate community and to serve our sisters and brothers. The diocesan development office assists in fulfilling these responsibilities by encouraging all of the faithful to care for others and share with them the resources entrusted to them by God (stewardship). The diocese also sponsors programs that will promote the long-term growth and vitality of the Church (development).
The Office of Development promotes Christian stewardship and development through programs such as the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, Priests for Tomorrow Campaign (endowment for seminarians), offertory programs, and other capital stewardship programs.
Development Office Staff
The development staff is available to assist parishes and schools with all aspects of fundraising, offertory, and capital campaigns.