“Stewardship is an expression of discipleship, with the power to change how we understand and live out our lives.”

-“Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response”, USCCB

Stewardship is a disciple’s response — it is a way of putting our faith into practice. When we make a commitment to live as disciples and grow as good stewards, our daily decisions — about the ways we use our time, share our talents, face trials, give within our parish, diocese, and in the world — become focused and centered on Jesus.

Information Sessions for Parishes Participating for the First Time:

Pastors, Parish Life Coordinators, Administrators, Office Staff, Finance Councils, Stewardship Committees are invited to attend one of the sessions to learn more about your parish participating in the Increased Offertory Program for the first time.

  • Tuesday, October 24 – 6PM, Diocesan Pastoral Center, Scranton
  • Wednesday, October 25 – 2PM, Annunciation Parish, Hazleton

If you are unable to attend one of the above sessions, there will be a virtual option at the beginning of November. 

Click HERE to Register.

Information Session for Parishes Participating in a Renewal:

Pastors, Parish Life Coordinators, Administrators, Office Staff, Finance Councils, Stewardship Committees are invited to attend a virtual session to learn more about your parish doing an increased offertory renewal.

  • Tuesday, October 10 – 2PM

If you are unable to attend this virtual session, it will be recorded and posted on this Stewardship Page. 

Click HERE to Register.

Increased Offertory Program

54 parishes participated in the winter/spring of 2023.

Parish Brochures

Our Lady of Hope Parish, Wilkes-Barre
Saint Maria Goretti Parish, Laflin
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Wyalusing

Lay Witness Testimony Videos

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Carbondale

Articles about Participating Parishes

New stewardship efforts helping parishioners respond to call to discipleship

Success Stories


  • Holy Child Parish, Mansfield – 60%
  • Saint John the Baptist Parish, Larksville – 59%
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Montoursville – 56%.

The national average is between 30-35%. Our Diocese of Scranton average was 40%. 


  • Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish, Wilkes-Barre – 85%
  • Divine Mercy Parish, Scranton – 81%
  • Saint Patrick Parish, Milford – 57%

Parish Resources

Sample Stewardship Commitment Card 
Sample OSV Pastor Letter 

Time is the universal gift. Everyone gets the same amount each day. We cannot add to it and we cannot slow it down. However, we can choose how we use it.

Stewardship of Time is:

-Talking to God in prayer

-Attending Masses and liturgical services

-Assisting with parish activities

-Investing in community activities

-Being present to family and friends.

Click HERE to view the resourced commitment brochure: “Nurture Faith, Serve All”

Everyone has talents that are gifts from God. Stewardship invites us to offer our talents to our parish and community in order to build up the kingdom of God and spread the good news of the Gospel. We are also called to recognize the gifts and abilities in others and encourage them to use them for God’s work.

Stewardship of Talent is:

-Being a liturgical minister (lector, altar server, Eucharistic minister, choir member, usher, etc.)

-Serving on a parish committee/ministry

-Volunteering for events/fundraisers

-Leading a ministry

-Teaching our faith to individuals of all ages

-Witnessing and Evangelizing

  • Click HERE for a sample resource on how to engage your parishioners with Time and Talent.



We are here to support you in your parish stewardship efforts. Clergy, Parish Life Coordinators, Administrators, Office Staff, Finance Councils, Stewardship Committees and parishioners at large are welcome to join us virtually for the upcoming sessions: 

  • Wednesday, November 8 –  2PM & 6:30PM
  • Wednesday, December 13 – 2PM & 6:30PM

All webinars will be recorded and available on this Stewardship Page.