The earth has yielded its harvest:
God, our God, blesses us. ~Psalm 67:7







Our Mission

For over 60 years of Catholic collaboration, the International Catholic Stewardship Council promotes and supports Catholic teaching on stewardship by providing education and resources for dioceses, parishes, and institutions of the Roman Catholic Church.

2022 Annual Conference

Stewardship: A Disciple's Response

The ICSC family extends its deep gratitude for all those who helped it celebrate its 60th Anniversary Conference held October 2 to 5, 2022 in Anaheim, California. Participants gathered to pray, learn, network cultivate new relationships, and reflect on the life of stewardship in the Catholic Church. We also exchanged ideas on how to prepare for the Church’s transformational future in the post-COVID-19 environment. The climax of the four days was the awe-inspiring concelebrated liturgy at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove, California. It will surely go down as one of the more momentous Eucharistic celebrations in ICSC history. The 60th Anniversary conference was truly a moment of grace for all involved.

ICSC NEWS AND NOTES

IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION

For November, the International Catholic Stewardship Council recognizes one of its nonprofit members - Cross Catholic Outreach.

Cross Catholic Outreach is a Catholic ministry that partners with bishops, priests, religious and lay workers to provide food, water, housing, education, orphan support, medical care, disaster relief to the poorest of the poor in over 30 countries around the world. It is truly a living testimony to Christ’s active presence in the world today.   Continue Reading…

Prayer

ICSC November Stewardship Prayer

Prayer is the first principle to embracing stewardship as a way of life. Through prayer, we confront our own spiritual disorganization and chaos and create a sacred inner space within ourselves where we can meet and have a conversation with God. Exercising good stewardship over our life of prayer is the first essential step to our ultimate goal in the spiritual life: to live unceasingly with a deep joy in the presence of God. On the next page we have included a November stewardship prayer for your consideration.   Continue Reading…

ICSC 2022 Awards

Dioceses and Catholic Foundations

Each year at the annual conference, ICSC recognizes exemplary dioceses, archdioceses and Catholic foundations that best promote and practice Christian stewardship and Catholic philanthropy throughout the year. ICSC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 recognition awards.   Continue Reading…

NEWS AND FEATURES

Tools for Growth

Monthly eBulletin

Receive helpful resources to enhance stewardship in your ministry. Discover prayers, featured articles, and Gospel reflections on a stewardship way of life. Be inspired, be equipped, and be transformed!
Wisdom

From Our Strategic Partners

Each month ICSC provides practical information, whitepapers, and tips, as well as other insightful information from our Strategic Partners in this monthly e-resource, Wisdom From ICSC Strategic Partners.
Models of Stewardship

Stewardship Saints - Saint Columban

Saint Columban (also referred to as Columbanus) was the greatest of the Irish missionaries who worked on the European continent in the 6th century. He established several monasteries in Europe which became centers of evangelization, education and culture. A number of his writings include treatises on the sacrament of penance, preaching and poetry. Saint Columban also founded the famous monastery of Bobbio which is located about halfway between the cities of Milan and Genoa in Italy. For centuries this monastery was the theological and religious education center of northern Italy. His feast day is November 23.
Inspiration

Stewardship Reflection: Stewardship and the faithful mission of ICSC

Ultimately, stewardship comes down to personal decisions about how each of us lives out our commitment to discipleship and how each of us will use God’s gifts based on our experience, self-knowledge and the call of God’s grace.