JOIN US IN ORLANDO!
59th Annual Conference
September 12-15, 2021
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida
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.
Restore Our Joy
The ICSC family invites those who are associated with Catholic dioceses, parishes, Catholic foundations and Catholic schools to attend the 59th annual ICSC stewardship conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel, September 12 to 15, 2021. Keeping health and safety of attendees as a top priority, the 2021 stewardship conference will offer attendees a chance 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.
The ICSC family is deeply grateful for the wisdom that will be offered by the Plenary Speakers for this year’s conference. In the coming weeks, you will become acquainted with them on this page. This month, we introduce you to His Eminence Cardinal John Dew, archbishop of Wellington, New Zealand. Join us for these exciting, creative, inspiring and informative plenary speakers at the 59th annual ICSC conference. Continue Reading…
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…
Each year at the annual conference, ICSC recognizes exemplary dioceses and Catholic foundations that best promote and practice Christian stewardship and Catholic philanthropy throughout the year, determined by a committee of their peers. ICSC members wishing to apply for these awards can download the instructions and applications below. Continue Reading…
NEWS AND FEATURES
Tools for Growth
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!
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
Saint John Fisher is one of the two most renowned defenders of the Catholic faith and martyrs in England during the reign of King Henry VIII, the other being Saint Thomas More. He was a scholar and a bishop who embraced his pastoral responsibilities with much energy and compassion for the faithful in his diocese. Fisher was also a popular preacher who was in great demand. When asked to affirm King Henry VIII’s desire to end his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, he incurred the king’s wrath by defending the sacrament and then later rejecting Henry’s claim to be the supreme head of the Catholic Church in England.
June Reflection - Stewards of Our Neighbors: Jesus’ Parable of the Good Samaritan
After many centuries of recounting Jesus’ Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) the story seems to have lost the “sting” Jesus intended for it. Especially now, when we are coming out of social isolation, perhaps it is appropriate to reflect on the Gospel story which reveals Jesus’ encounter with the legal scholar and his response to the question: Who is my neighbor? Perhaps now is a good time to reflect more deeply on Jesus’ teaching and its practical implications for our lives in these times of continued uncertainty.