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Templates & Resources

The Diocese is here to serve you and your parish community. All Stewardship documents and templates that are used throughout the year can be found in this Starter Kit. The documents are downloadable and customizable for your parish family.

Contact Diana Liska, Director of Stewardship, for information on how to use the documents or answer any questions.

Renewal Resources

Detailed Renewal Weekends
Introduction to Stewardship Renewal Weekends (Oct 22 - 23)
Pastor Letter – Introduction to Renewal Weekends
Pastor Letter – Introduction to Commitment Weekend
Pastor Talk – Commitment Weekend

Parish Mailing and Email Before Commitment Weekend
Pastor Letter – Thank You from Pastor to All Participants
Follow up letter for Unreturned Commitment Cards
Phone Script for Unreturned Commitment Cards
Stewardship Songs

Commitment Card Template – English
Commitment Card Template – Spanish
Commitment Card Customization Expectations
Diocesan Printing – Pricing Sheet


Lay Witness Resources

Invitation to Speak
Guide for Speakers
Do's and Don'ts
Elements of an Effective Talk
Student (written example)
Married Couple (written example)
Lay Witness Recognition (Use on weekends when Lay Witnesses speak)
Reluctant Parishioner Asked To Be a Speaker (Bulletin Insert)

The Power of Stories in Stewardship Renewal (Diocese of Dodge City)

Video 1    Video 2   Video 3   Video 4   Video 5


Hands nurturing a plant

Ministry Fair

Ministry Fair 101 – What it is/What it is not
Upcoming Ministry Fair
Tips for Planning
Invitation to Ministry Leaders to Help Plan Fair
Fair Guidelines for Ministry Leaders
Follow-Up Guidelines for Ministry Leaders
Ministry Leader Follow-Up and Thank You Letter
Thank You Card to Ministry Leaders



Annual Stewardship Ministry Evaluation Form
Script for Updating Ministry Information - Holy Family
Organizational Template for All Ministries - Holy Family
New Ministry Request Form
How to Write a Ministry Description for New Ministries


Bulletin Announcements

Starting Stewardship as A Way of Life 
McGread Stewardship Conference 
Stewardship Announcements by Month (Insert one in the bulletin each week for Stewardship awareness.)

Q1 English/Spanish Weekly Bulletin Announcements
Q2 English/Spanish Weekly Bulletin Announcements
Q3 English/Spanish Weekly Bulletin Announcements

Pentecost Novena (May)



Template A
Template B
Interview Questions to Ask Parishioners for Newsletter Articles

Good Shepherd Newsletter 
Immaculate Conception Newsletter


Annual Stewardship Report

Annual Parish Report Template
Annual Parish Report Template (Publisher file)
Annual Parish Report Guidelines/Tips on How to Make a Successful Report


Helpful Templates

Prayers of the Faithful (Year round, by month: Use a different one each week)
Bulletin Tips – How to Make Your Bulletin a Masterpiece

Q2 English/Spanish Weekly Prayers of the Faithful
Q3 English/Spanish Weekly Prayers of the Faithful





Diana LiskaDiana Liska
Director of Stewardship & Parish Relations
Cell: 312-919-3764

Paula ParrishPaula K. Parrish, CFRE
Executive Director of Advancement Foundation


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