At the name of Jesus
every knee should bend
in heaven and on earth
and under the earth...
(Philippians 2:10)
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.

2024 Annual Conference

Called to be Saints

SEPTEMBER 15-18 | NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA The theme for this 62nd anniversary conference is Called to be Saints. The conference image is that of the Adoration of the Holy Trinity by Albrecht Dürer, ca. 1511. The painting gives us the opportunity to experience a dazzling vision of the kingdom of heaven from two perspectives. We see both heaven and earth which keeps us mindful that though we live on this earth, we are as Saint Paul describes in his first letter to the Corinthians (1 Cor. 1:2), counted among the saints in heaven through our Baptism and profession of faith in a Triune God.

ICSC NEWS AND NOTES

IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION

ICSC recognizes one of its seven GOLD Strategic Partners, GP Catholic Services

GP Catholic Services is a leading fundraising consulting firm serving the Catholic Church. It specializes in designing and managing fundraising campaigns for dioceses, parishes, religious orders, and congregations and offers practical solutions grounded in advanced knowledge of the fundraising industry. Understanding the unique need for a strategic and inspired stewardship and development program to engage and accompany the faithful, especially in this moment in the life of the Church, GP Catholic Services customizes its services based on the specific needs of each clients.   Continue Reading…

Prayer

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

Awards

2024 Diocesan and Catholic Foundation Awards

Each year ICSC recognizes arch/dioceses and Catholic foundations that best promote the theology of stewardship and Catholic philanthropy throughout the year. Please click the link below to access instructions for submitting applications for all categories of awards. Thank you for sharing your creative stewardship ideas! Application deadline is June 30th.   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 María Guadalupe García Zavala

As a child she was known for her piety and made frequent visits to the Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan. Her love for God was particularly demonstrated in her love for the poor. She founded a religious congregation that would provide assistance to the hospitalized. The new congregation, which officially began on 1901, was known as the "Handmaids of St Margaret Mary (Alacoque) and the Poor.” During her lifetime, 11 communities were established in Mexico. Today, the Congregation has 22 foundations in five countries: Mexico, Peru, Iceland, Greece and Italy.
Inspiration

Pray for the Men in Our Lives This Father’s Day

This month Father’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, June 16. Father’s Day is one of these “one-size-fits-all” holidays that can be joyful for some, stressful for others. Not everyone had a storybook relationship with dear old Dad. Some still grieve a departed father. Others are just joining the ranks of fatherhood and stepping with trepidation into big shoes they pray they can fill. Nonetheless, no matter what the status of your link to the paterfamilias, Father’s Day provides a day to celebrate the importance of the men in our lives.