Development & Stewardship

All of our work is based on the principles of Christian stewardship. We believe that God gives us everything we have and everything we are, and calls us to use these gifts of time, talent & treasure for the building of the Kingdom.

What We Do

The Office of Development and Stewardship exists to provide material support to the vital ministries and service of the Diocese of Peoria, especially through the Annual Diocesan Appeal. We also assist parishes and schools in the areas of development and stewardship. Specific services we offer to parishes, schools and all other entities include:

Parish Stewardship

  • Assistance in teaching and promoting the concepts of Christian stewardship at the parish level
  • Recruitment of and training for parish stewardship commissions
  • Listings of resources available to parishes
  • Assistance in devising parish means to encourage gifts of time, talent & treasure
  • Annual Stewardship Conference


Development and Fund-Raising

  • Pre-campaign consulting for parishes and schools considering a capital fund drive
  • Assistance in designing and implementing development programs for Catholic schools, parishes and Newman Centers
  • Assessment of parish needs and recommendations to fulfill those needs
  • Assistance with increased offertory programs
  • Annual Development Conference
  • Parish Long Range Planning
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