The Mission of the Office of Development and Planning
is to live the Gospel by providing financial and pastoral
direction and support to the Diocese of Columbus.
In our commitment to support our diocese in fostering Catholic Stewardship as a way of life, we offer guidance and support in the following:
The Office of Development and Planning provides hands-on support, critical resources, and guidance for pastors and parishes, as well as, development of parish pastoral, finance and deanery councils, parish welcome ministry and parish stewardship.
“A Christian Steward receives God’s gifts gratefully, cherishes and tends them in a responsible and accountable manner, shares them in justice and love with others, and returns them with increase to the Lord.”
"Stewardship -- A Disciple’s Response” Pastoral Letter on Stewardship
The Office of Development and Planning assists our diocese in establishing a Catholic Stewardship Way of Life in our parishes and schools through stewardship initiatives, resources and hands-on support.
(INCLUDING FEASIBILITY STUDIES)
Organizing and conducting capital campaigns and feasibility studies is a service offered through the Office of Development and Planning to parishes, schools and service organizations of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. A capital campaign can be a powerful extension of stewardship within a faith community and is most often conducted for one or more of the following reasons:
· Capital Restorations and Renovations
· New Building Projects
· Retire Debt
· Build or Rebuild Endowment Funds
· Program and Ministry Enhancements
BISHOP'S ANNUAL APPEAL
The Bishop’s Annual Appeal is the financial lifeline which sustains the services and programs that assist people living across the 23 counties of the Diocese.
The Office of Development and Planning works to maintain a reliable and complete census of Catholics living in the Diocese of Columbus. We provide guidance in the reporting of census data, creating an environment of consistent census data information. We believe that accurate census information at the parish is a key component in the development of healthy and vibrant parish life.
Office of Development and Planning
197 East Gay Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Toll Free: 1-877-241-2550