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 recognizes one of its six GOLD Strategic Partners, Thrivent

Our newest Gold Partner is a mutual aid organization founded more than 100 years ago that provides advice and financial services empowering lives of service and faith. This year at ICSC, Thrivent presented their newest study on Christian giving, done in partnership with the Barna Group. This workshop explores the latest trends in generational generosity and is available in both English and Spanish. You can help those in your Parish grow in generosity and use their gifts to make an impact. Download a free report and learn more here.    Continue Reading…


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


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…


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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 Bernard of Montjoux

Saint Bernard of Montjoux, whose feast day is May 28, is the patron saint of skiers, mountain climbers, backpackers, and the mountain chain known as the Alps. He was the founder of the famed Hospice, which served travelers for nearly 1,000 years, crossing from France into Italy to make pilgrimages to Rome. He was also the founder of the Congregation of the Canons Regular, which has served it throughout that history. Saint Bernard’s name and the Hospice named after him gave rise to the famous breed of dogs popularly known to rescue mountain travelers.

Good Stewards Avoid “Compassion Fatigue”

One of the spiritual maladies Christians face today is “compassion fatigue.” The media inundates us with details of war, hunger, poverty and disasters, both natural and human-manufactured, all over the globe. We can’t turn on the television or digital media without being assailed by news stories of another event that cries to us for help, and we are overwhelmed by pleas from worthy charities.