Stewardship in the Diocese


  is a Diocese of Rochester initiative which teaches that Stewardship is not merely an obligation but rather a way of life, meant to be lived in gratitude for all that God has given to us.

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 Stewardship Reflection

My church is composed of people like me.
I help make it what it is.
It will be friendly, if I am.
Its pews will be filled, if I help fill them.
It will do great work, if I work.
It will make generous gifts to many causes,
if I am a generous giver.
It will bring other people into its worship
and fellowship, if I invite and bring them.
It will be a church of loyalty and love,
of fearlessness and faith, and a church
with a noble spirit, if I, who make it what it is,
I am filled with these same things.
Therefore, with the help of God,
I shall dedicate myself to the task of being
all the things that I want my church to be.

 – Parish Guide to Planned Giving


 – Planned Giving Brochure 


Diocesan Gift Acceptance Policy (2002)