2021 VIRTUAL
CONFERENCE

The Success of the 59th Annual
ICSC Conference Continues
as a Virtual Experience!

November 3-5
& December 1-2
Our Mission

For over 55 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.

2021 Virtual Conference

Restore Our Joy

The The ICSC family invites those who are associated with Catholic dioceses, parishes, Catholic foundations and schools to attend the virtual component of the 59th annual ICSC stewardship conference to be held November 3 and 4, 2021 for Catholic dioceses, foundations and schools; November 5 for Spanish language stewardship sessions; and December 1 and 2 for pastors, pastoral team members and other parish leaders. Attendees will use a conference platform to gather, network, develop relationships, investigate and reflect on the life of stewardship in the Catholic Church. Participants will also be invited to prepare for the Church’s transformational future in the COVID-19 environment.

ICSC NEWS AND NOTES

ICSC 2021 Conference

Homilists and Plenary Speakers

The ICSC family is deeply grateful for the wisdom that was offered by this year’s conference presenters, and especially its homilists and plenary speakers. In the coming weeks, you will become acquainted with them on this page. The 59th annual conference, hosted in Orlando, Florida, started with the celebration of the Eucharist. The presider, the Most Reverend Thomas Wenski, archbishop of Miami, Florida, offered an inspiring homily on stewardship and the joy of sharing Christ’s life and teachings with others. For an excerpt of Archbishop Wenski’s message,   Continue Reading…

Prayer

ICSC October 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 October stewardship prayer for your consideration.   Continue Reading…

ICSC 2021 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 2021 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 Luke, whose feast day is October 18, wrote the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. The thrust of his New Testament writings is to emphasize the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. Luke also has an interest in the reality of poverty and reveals a deep concern for the poor, the outcast, and the underprivileged throughout the Gospel. What emerges from Saint Luke’s writings is a profound, sophisticated theology of Christian stewardship that is unique to his Gospel and not addressed so profoundly by other New Testament writers.
Inspiration

Stewardship Reflection - Blessed be the name of the Lord: The Spirituality of Stewardship, Sharing God's Gifts

Embracing a life of Christian stewardship gives us the power to change how we perceive Jesus Christ working in our lives and how we respond in a practical way from day to day. In this excerpted pastoral letter by the Most Reverend Roberto Gonzalez Nieves, Archbishop of San Juan, Puerto Rico, we can see how he points the way to a deeper understanding of our need to respond to the Lord in gratitude for the abundance of grace-filled gifts that have been given to us by an infinitely gracious and generous God.