History of Stewardship in the Diocese of Wichita

Stewardship is a way of life and a vital part of the Diocese of Wichita. Giving of our time, our talent and our treasure and bringing us closer to God was the message Father Thomas McGread brought to Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Wichita, Kansas when he was appointed pastor in 1968. He brought with him a vision from the words of Saint Peter:

“As each one has received a gift, Use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” (1 Peter 4:10)

This vision was then conveyed and began to be lived by the 600 families of the parish. Monsignor McGread’s message was simple: Strive to share our gifts of time, talent and treasure for the service of God and all of His people. Do this out of thanksgiving to God for all that He has given us.


El Compartir es una forma de vida y una parte integral de la Diócesis de Wichita.  El compartir nuestro Tiempo, nuestro Talento y nuestro Tesoro, lo cual nos acerca a Dios, fue el mensaje que el Padre Thomas McGread trajo a la parroquia San Francisco en Wichita, Kansas cuando fue asignado como pastor en el 1968.  Predicaba una visión de las palabras de San Pedro:

“Pongan al servicio de los demás los dones que han recibido, Como buenos administradores de la multiforme gracia de Dios.”  (1 Pedro 4:10)

Bishop Eugene Gerber on Stewardship in the Diocese of Wichita

If we forget the story of how we got here, we might forget why we are here!  Bishop Gerber shares the story of how the Diocese of Wichita came to be a ‘stewardship diocese.’ No magic bullet. It all begins by listening!

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Stewardship Nourishes the Christian Spirit

Each week the Office of Stewardship receives at least one phone call from a parish or diocese asking “How do you do stewardship?” From the Catholic Advance, the Diocesan Newspaper, Mary Jobe Waddill explains the history and how stewardship is currently being lived in the Diocese of Wichita.

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The Relationship Between Stewardship and a Catholic School

The Catholic Diocese of Wichita believes a Catholic education is the best gift a parent can give child. A student of a Catholic school will not only receive an outstanding academic education, but more importantly...

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 La Diócesis Católica de Wichita Cree profundamente que una educación católica es el mejor regalo que un padre puede darle a sus hijos.  Sus hijos no solo recibirán una educación académica excepcional, sino que también...

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Characteristics of a Stewardship Parish

The characteristics identified in this document are those that seemed evident at the time of publication and those that remain evident in viable and vibrant parishes where the "stewardship way of life" is practiced and facilitated, thus providing successful results.