The Diocese of Rochester’s Stewardship Day is slated for Saturday, April 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Church of the Transfiguration, 50 W. Bloomfield Road, Pittsford. Stewardship refers to how parishes and parishioners use time, talent and treasure.
The theme of Stewardship Day is “Stewardship — A Way of Life,” and the event will feature presentations, discussion sessions and a concluding prayer service. Keynote speaker, Auxiliary Bishop Robert F. Morneau of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., will address the “Spirituality of Stewardship.” Other speakers include Lorie Nightingale, director of stewardship and development for Blessed Trinity Church in Ocala, Fla.; and Roselyn Smith, teacher and coordinator for stewardship education for children and youth at Blessed Trinity.
Another highlight of the day will be a presentation on “Communicating Stewardship” by Tim Mason, cochairman of the Stewardship Ministry at St. Rita’s Parish in Webster. Mason will give insights and practical steps on how to promote stewardship in parishes. St. Rita’s was given an Honorable Mention Award for its “Total Parish Stewardship Effort” by the International Catholic Stewardship Conference in New Orleans, La., in September 2004. Stewardship Day will also feature a separate session on St. Rita’s efforts.
To register for the day, visit www.st.bernards.edu, click on “New Events,” scroll down to “Stewardship and Development” and click on “Register.” The cost is $10 per person, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Registration is due by April 8. For more information, call 585/328-3228, ext. 1297, or visit www.dor.org/sd.