Stewardship toolkit to be focus of regional workshops

Pastors, parish administrators, parish staff and volunteers involved in stewardship efforts are invited to attend one of five regional workshops to introduce updates to the Archdiocesan Parish Stewardship Toolkit.

The workshops are scheduled for the first full week of June at sites across the archdiocese.

New to the toolkit — available both in three-ring binder form and online at — is a chapter on planned giving and additional material explaining the concept of shared ministry, among additional updates, including sample letters.

The planned giving section is a thorough treatment that includes how to get started, best practices, steps to success, graphics and resources. The chapter was developed in collaboration with the Catholic Community Foundation.

The dates, sites and times are:

Monday, June 4: Lumen Christi, Cleveland and Bohland in St. Paul — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, June 5: Pax Christi, Pioneer Trail and Homewood Hills in Eden Prairie — 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 6: Holy Name of Jesus, 155 County Road 24 in Wayzata — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, June 7: St. Odilia, 3495 Victoria St. North in Shoreview — 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 8: St. Patrick, 72nd and Clayton in Inver Grove Heights — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Information about registration is being sent to all parishes.

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