• 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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      • Sep 19-21, 2014
        Looking for the perfect weekend? A weekend to bring husband and wife closer? A Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend is exactly what you are looking for! Register as soon as possible to save your spot. Call (806) 792-3943 or visit www.catholiclubbock.org/family.html
      • Sep 27-28, 2014
        At Saturday and Sunday masses this weekend, have parishioners sign up committing to pray for the ARISE program in your parish
      • Sep 27, 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.
      • Oct 1, 2014
        St. John Neumann Church will hold its Cowboy Christmas Bazaar on December 6, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Market your products before Christmas! Booth and table rentals are available. Deadline for rental is October 1st. If interested call Kelly at 806-799-2649
      • Oct 4-5, 2014
        Small faith sharing communities begin meeting for ARISE Season 3 in your parish. Are you in need of a group? Contact your parish ARISE representative.
      • Oct 5-8, 2014
        Since 1965, ICSC has hosted annual conferences in cities across North America. Hundreds of pastors, diocesan directors of stewardship and development, parish leaders, professional firms, Catholic associations and religious congregations from around the world come together each year for presentations, workshops, liturgies and major addresses. Participants experience the Catholic vision of Christian stewardship as a way of life.
      • Oct 6, 2014
        6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
        The Catholic Foundation sponsors the 14th Annual Judicial Red Mass for the legal community of Lubbock. NO RSVP Required.
      • Oct 10-12, 2014
        Catholic Engaged Encounter: Marriage preparation for couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church. Designed to give couples an opportunity to dialogue about the future. To register contact the Diocese of Lubbock Office of Marriage and Family Life: (806) 792-3943 or visit catholiclubbock.org/family
      • Oct 11, 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.
      • Oct 14, 2014
        1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
        How warmly does your parish welcome those who come every Sunday? ...those who used to come, but don't any longer? ...those who have never come? In these days of the New Evangelization, it’s more important than ever to build community. Join us for this webinar providing practical ways to offer people a sense of prayer, hospitality, and belonging.