Conference

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Pre-conference Workshops

Clergy to Clergy

Proposed workshop topics to be discussed include: living a life of stewardship, nurturing a parish community to become a stewardship parish, understanding Catholic stewardship teaching, the theology of money, and the spirituality of fund development (or fundraising).

Annual Diocesan Appeal

Participants in this workshop will engage in discussions about how Catholic dioceses across the country are managing their annual appeals. Best practices from across the country will be explored and shared. We will examine the opportunities and challenges of an annual diocesan appeal, providing insight into areas such as diocesan priorities, goal setting, and communication. Whether you are a newcomer or a seasoned annual appeal professional, this workshop is for you. We invite all diocesan development, financial, and stewardship personnel who wish to collaborate, learn, and interact with other professionals working in diocesan or foundation offices.

Conference Tracks Proposed Sessions

Faith-Based Fund Development Programs:

Diocesan and parish programs play an essential role in increasing revenue and engagement.

  • Fundraising Nuts and Bolts – Overview of annual and capital campaigns, major
    gifts, planned giving, sustaining monthly donors.
  • Capital Campaigns (diocesan and parish)
  • Cultivating Major and Planned Gifts
  • Inspired Pastoral Leadership – Fundraising in a parish
  • Fundraising Policies, Receipting, and Donor Information and Privacy
  • Fundraising and Social Media
  • Strategies for Building Fundraising Programs (diocesan and parish)
  • Advanced Diocesan Development Strategies

Christian Stewardship, our Collective Call:

What stewardship is, developing
the stewardship message and putting it into practice at diocesan
and parish levels.

  • Stewardship 101 – Introduction to Christian Stewardship
  • Diocesan Stewardship and Development Teams – Balance the teaching of the spirituality of stewardship and the work of development offices
  • Creating a Culture of Service – Stewardship of time and talent
  • Increasing Parish offertory
  • The Spirituality of Stewardship – Making stewardship a way of life
  • Stewardship of Treasure

Engaging our Faith Communities (communicating stewardship):

Practical ways to instil stewardship as a way of life throughout our parishes and diocese.

  • Using proven secular practices to increase parish/diocesan effectiveness
  • Reaching millennials – connecting with this vital generation
  • Introducing Stewardship to your Parishioners
  • Engaging our Youth in Stewardship
  • Engaging and Stewarding our donors – Guidelines for parish councils

Conference Schedule

THURSDAY, June 6

Pre-Conference Held at the Cathedral of the Holy Family

8:00 AM

Pre-Conference Registration and Breakfast

 

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Pre-Conference: Clergy to Clergy
Pre-Conference: Diocesan Annual Appeals

4:30 PM

Opening Concelebrated Liturgy

5:30 PM

Welcome by Bishop Mark Hagemoen

6:30 PM

Taste of Saskatchewan
Reception / Dinner

7:30 pm

Cathedral of the Holy Family
Building Tours

 

Sheraton Cavalier

2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Conference Registration

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Shuttle buses leave Sheraton for Cathedral

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Shuttle buses leave Cathedral for Sheraton

FRIDAY, June 7

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Registration at Sheraton

7:45 am

Breakfast

8:30 am

Conference Sessions

9:45 am

Break

10:15 am

Conference Sessions

11:30 am

Lunch (12:10 Optional Mass at
St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral)

1:00 pm

Conference Sessions

2:15 pm

Break

2:45 pm

Conference Sessions

4:00 pm

Free Evening

Saturday June 8, 2018

7:45 am

Breakfast

8:30 am

Conference Sessions

9:45 am

Break

10:15 am

Conference Sessions

11:30 am

Lunch (12:10 Optional Mass at
St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral)

1:00 pm

Conference Sessions

2:15 pm

Break

2:45 pm

Closing Plenary Session

4:30 pm

Closing Concelebrated Mass at 

St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral