Stewardship Seminar


2015 Stewardship Seminar

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 9am–12:30pm
Our Lady of Refuge Parish
2165 Lucretia Ave, San Jose, CA 95122
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Building Bridges to the Heart of Discipleship

The role of the parish in engaging and evangelizing people as disciples and stewards cannot be underestimated. Explore the religious landscape in the Western world, particularly in the United States; learn what people, especially younger adults seek in their lives and from us as members of Christ’s Body; focus on three essential bridges that people and parishes can build, reaching out to those within the parish and beyond it, and drawing them in, to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. We will do all of this in the context of what it means to be a disciple and to grow as a good steward, and what this may mean for our communities of faith.


8–9am   Registration
8:30–9am   Mass (Optional)
9:15–9:30am   Welcome and Opening Prayer by Bishop McGrath
9:30–10:15am   The Evangelizing Community: Sharing the Joy of the Gospel in the Church and World Today
• Context: Discipleship and Stewardship
• Pope Francis’ Vision of the Evangelizing Community
• The Religious Landscape of the Western World
10:15–10:35am   Break
10:35–11:15am   Disciples and Stewards as Builders of Bridges
• What People Seek: Spiritual Dimension, Communal Dimension, Contributing to Mission with Meaning
• The Bridge as an Analogy for Who We Are Called to Be
• Bridges are Built Person-to-Person
11:15–Noon   Three “Entrance Ramps”: Welcome, Friendship, Sharing
Noon–12:30pm   Planning to Take the Next Steps
• Discussion and Brief Appreciative Process
• Overview of Bridges


Guest Speakers:

Leisa-Anslinger-web Stephanie-Moore-web
Leisa Anslinger and Stephanie Moore, Co-Directors of Catholic Life and Faith.
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The Diocesan 2015 Stewardship Seminar is made possible by  a grant from the Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County.