• Welcome from the Office of Stewardship & Development

      Welcome to the website for the Office of Stewardship & Development for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lubbock. This website is designed to provide you with access to indispensable information about the ministries of stewardship in the Church of Lubbock as well as valuable links to other resources through which you may offer your gifts of time, talent and treasure. We sincerely hope you will find that your visit here is an informative and inspiring experience.

      Encompassing 25 counties on the Llano Estacado and Rolling Plains of West Texas, the Diocese of Lubbock is a church of close to 71,000 Catholics who gather in 62 parish communities. Ours is a delightfully diverse — a truly "catholic" — church. Please feel free to visit us in person to discover how you might draw closer to Jesus Christ in our midst, living with us a life of sacramental grace and loving service.

      May God bless you and grant you prosperity as you live a life of authentic Christian discipleship and stewardship. 

    • News
      • September 9, 2014 | by Rachel Martinez
        RECORDED WEBINAR: This webinar will describe the basic steps of developing a strategic plan, whether your parish is large or small or in an urban, or rural setting. The main emphasis involves a real-life case study in the Diocese of Bridgeport CT, and how information is the basis on which good decisions are made.
      • August 1, 2014
        Following are the Stewardship Reflections for August 2014 to use as homily helps, teaching aids, bulletin announcements, websites, social media and other needs. Please forward this resource to your staff, clergy, PCLs, youth ministers, family life ministers and catechists.
      • July 22, 2014
        RECORDED WEBINAR: In this webinar, you will learn practical tips for asking parishioners to give of their resources, and how asking, as well as giving, can be an opportunity to deepen our relationship with Our Lord.
      • July 22, 2014
        Mark your calendar for Tuesday, August 12 at 1:00 p.m. for the monthly Our Sunday Visitor webinar. This month's topic: Spirituality of Stewardship - Practical Ideas presented by Rev. Andrew Kemberling. Rev. Kemberling literally wrote the book on stewardship. He co-authored "Stewardship: A Way of Life"
      • July 1, 2014
        Following are the Stewardship Reflections for July 2014 to use as homily helps, teaching aids, bulletin announcements, websites, social media and other needs. Please forward this resource to your staff, clergy, PCLs, youth ministers, family life ministers and catechists. For more Stewardship information and resources for pastors, staff and catechists, or to download the current issue of the International Catholic Stewardship Council monthly newsletter in English or Spanish, please visit www.catholicstewardshiplubbock.org.
      • July 1, 2014 | by Rachel Martinez
        This month's newsletter includes articles: "The Pastor's Role in Fostering Stewardship in Children and Youth", "JAMACIAS The Ultimate Stewardship Tool" and information about our July stewardship webinar
      • June 10, 2014 | by Our Sunday Visitor
        RECORDED WEBINAR: Dealing with Difficult People and Resolving Church Conflicts: In this webinar we’ll take a closer look at how deal with difficult people and resolve church conflicts without losing our patience or our spiritual focus.
      • June 2, 2014 | by Rachel Martinez
        This month's newsletter features articles about summer stewardship in your own parish as well as hospitality to visitors. As well as how to be a steward with the days of "comfortable Catholicism" being over. And a link to June's FREE webinar: "Resolving Church Conflict"
      • June 1, 2014
        Following are the Stewardship Reflections for June 2014 to use as homily helps, teaching aids, bulletin announcements, websites, social media and other needs. Please forward this resource to your staff, clergy, PCLs, youth ministers, family life ministers and catechists.
      • May 30, 2014 | by ICSC
        Flowers, attire, and menu oh my! So much goes into planning a wedding that the true purpose of the event can be forgotten. A good steward recognizes Christ in every thing (yes, even your in-laws). Read on to learn how a marriage covenant is an excellent example of stewardship.
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      • Nov 1, 2014
        8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        The St. Francis Mission Sisters will offer a three-year "Journey of Formation" course. Five classes each fall and spring semester contain basic spirituality themes, with an ongoing focus on our goal of union with God. Click for fees and dates.
      • Nov 11, 2014
        1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
        This workshop will provide practical ideas to advance stewardship beyond the basics, and to keep the stewardship message alive throughout the entire year.
      • Dec 6, 2014
        8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        The St. Francis Mission Sisters will offer a three-year "Journey of Formation" course. Five classes each fall and spring semester contain basic spirituality themes, with an ongoing focus on our goal of union with God. Click for fees and dates.
      • Dec 6, 2014
        10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
        St. John Neumann Church will hold its Cowboy Christmas Bazaar on December 6, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Get your Christmas shopping done!
      • Dec 9, 2014
        1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
        One of the common complaints we hear from church staff about social media is “I don’t have enough time!” This presentation will give attendees several ideas as well as practical tips and shortcuts that anyone can use in order to fit social media into their busy schedules.
      • Jan 21-25, 2015
        The Southwest Liturgical Conference will take place in our sister-diocese to the north, Amarillo Texas. Early registrants can ride a chartered bus from Lubbock for $20.
      • Jan 23-25, 2015
        Catholic Engaged Encounter: Marriage preparation for couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church, but non-Catholics are also welcome to attend.This retreat is designed to give couples an opportunity to dialogue about the future. Click through for cost.
      • Feb 7-8, 2015
      • Apr 24-26, 2015
        Catholic Engaged Encounter: Marriage preparation for couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church, but non-Catholics are also welcome to attend.This retreat is designed to give couples an opportunity to dialogue about the future. Click for cost.
      • Jun 5-7, 2015
        Catholic Engaged Encounter: Marriage preparation for couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church, but non-Catholics are also welcome to attend.This retreat is designed to give couples an opportunity to dialogue about the future. Click through for cost.