Lafayette Diocese plans Stewardship Leadership Seminar in Opelousas

OPELOUSAS — The ninth annual Stewardship Leadership Seminar will be held Feb. 6 at Our Lady Queen of Angels, 2125 South Union St., Opelousas, in the Parish Hall.

The program is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Diocese of Lafayette’s Office of Stewardship and Development.

The Rev. Daniel Mahan will serve as keynote speaker. He will speak on Stewardship and the New Evangelization and Stewardship in the Year of Faith. His second offering will be titled “Rendering an Account to the Faithful,” not so much what, but why, a talk he delivered in October at a conference held at Rome’s University of the Holy Cross.

Mahan delivers his talks at conferences, arch/diocesan stewardship days, in parishes and seminars throughout the United States and to many arch/dioceses abroad. He is the director of the O’Meara Ferguson Center for Catholic Stewardship at the Marian University of Indianapolis.

Special guest speaker for the event will be the Rev. Joe Creedon, pastor emeritus of Christ the King Parish in Providence, R.I. His talk is titled, “How Stewardship of Time, Talent and Treasure transformed My Parish from Good to Great!”

He is the author of 14 Advent and Lenten daily meditation booklets, has spoken on stewardship topics throughout the U.S. and is a sought-after presenter for Advent and Lenten Parish Missions. Creedon is a board member of the International Catholic Stewardship Council.

Pastors, priests, deacons, religious, parish administrative personnel, stewardship committee members and anyone interested in fostering stewardship formation at the parish level or in their own lives are urged to register for the Feb. 6 event by; email cbabin@diolaf.org or by calling the Office of Stewardship and Development at 337-261-5641. Lunch will be served and a $10 offering/donation is requested to help defray the cost of the meal and other refreshments.

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