ANNUAL ICSC AWARDS
Each year at the annual conference, ICSC recognizes exemplary individuals as well as parishes that best promote and practice Christian stewardship and Catholic philanthropy throughout the year, determined by a committee of their peers. After the conference, those receiving recognition will be listed here and their materials stored behind our members-only portal for sharing with others.
2018 ICSC Award Recipients
Christian Stewardship Award Recipients – Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia Congregation
2017 Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy Award
The Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy Award is presented to a parish for its outstanding work in Christian stewardship formation in honor of the late Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy. Archbishop Murphy was an ardent supporter of ICSC and a passionate promoter of Christian stewardship. He died in June, 1997, and this award is a fitting tribute to his memory.
St. Patrick Catholic Community
Since 1980, St. Patrick Catholic Community has characterized itself as “Living Beyond Sunday as Christian Disciples in Mission,” and building up God’s kingdom in a spirit of radical hospitality and welcome. The community approaches ministry with a pastoral sensitivity, meeting people where they are at and lovingly walking with them to a more abundant life with the Lord. This Catholic community describes itself as being built on five foundational pillars: Liturgy, hospitality, stewardship, social justice, and spiritual formation. The community defines these five pillars as follows:
- Liturgy: The community is committed to celebrating the sacraments well. Gathering for liturgy is a way to bring Christ to one another through singing, praying and worshipping as full, active and conscious participants in the liturgy.
- Formation: St. Patrick is committed to creating a training ground for the community at every stage of life so parishioners may be sent out into the world, equipped and intentional in their love, to live beyond Sunday.
- Hospitality: Parishioners are challenged by their faith to acknowledge the presence of the person, to be inclusive in their attitude toward every person, and to be aware of the dignity and respect each person possesses as a child of God.
- Stewardship: At St. Patrick, stewardship is lived through the action of Giving, the action of Praying, and the action of Serving. Together, we call these “GPS.” Just as an electronic GPS helps people navigate a journey toward a destination, Stewardship GPS guides each parishioner along the journey of knowing, loving and serving God more.
- Social Justice: Concern for one’s neighbor is part of being a Christian Disciple in Mission. Community members respond not simply through acts of charity, but reach out in relationship with those offered assistance – which can then lead to systemic change and “right” justice. St. Patrick commits both energy and resources to bring about justice in response to what the church teaches and the Gospel calls us to. v
The Holy Spirit is alive and well at St. Patrick Catholic Community, as 4,805 families live out their call through over 130 different ministries supporting the parish and the larger community. The ICSC family is delighted to offer this stewardship community the 2017 Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy Award.
International Recognition for Christian Stewardship Initiatives
The ICSC family acknowledges those international Catholic dioceses, parishes and other Catholic organizations that must take creative approaches to teaching Christian stewardship given the uniqueness of their cultures and church demographics.
Holy Cross Catford
208 Sangley Road SE6 2JS London, United Kingdom Pastor: Reverend Doug Bull Archdiocese of Southwark
Western Solana Solana, Cagayan, Philippines Pastor: Reverend Manuel T.Catral Archdiocese of Tuguegarao
St. Joseph the Worker
San Jose Baggao, Cagayan, Philippines Pastor: Reverend Manuel T.Catral Archdiocese of Tuguegarao
ICSC Stewardship Parish Certification Standards and Evaluation Criteria