Catholic Stewardship in Action

2023 Annual Appeal video


The Office of Development and Stewardship exists to cultivate and promote stewardship as a way of life throughout the Archdiocese of Newark. Through their gifts of time, talent and treasure, Catholics actively build the Kingdom of God and advance the mission of the universal Church – to boldly proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, to pass on the Faith to the next generation, particularly through the celebration of the Sacraments, and to care for the poor, the vulnerable, and those on the margins.

What is Stewardship?

Stewardship is the response of a grateful heart for all the gifts bestowed on us by God. Stewardship is the willing return of the first measure of our time, talent, and treasure to God for all that He has done for Us. Our greatest gift from God is Jesus Christ. Following Jesus is the work of a lifetime. Stewardship brings us closer to the joy of living a life filled with Christ.
The use of our time, talent and treasure are of equal importance and should be linked together in our day to day life.


Time is from God.  A person only has one chance to use their time, it cannot be recovered. Time is made holy or unholy by its use. Examples of time would be prayer, time with family, and spending time cultivating our talents.


Our talents are a direct result of the time we invest in them. Examples of talents are the ability to teach (religious education instructor), the ability to sing (leader of song, choir), and our profession. There are certainly many different talents that people possess that can be used to help build God’s kingdom. Your particular talents are your foundation for the treasure that you have.


If you are a carpenter, the money you earn by your skill gives you the treasure that you have. The treasure that you return to God is a decision that you make based on your relationship with Him. An ongoing evaluation of your time, talent, and treasure combined with fruitful prayerful relationship with Jesus Christ will bring all of us to the Stewardship way of life.

Stewardship Challenge:

– Reflect on the gifts you have received from God and, through prayer and discernment, and make a decision on an appropriate gift of time, talent, and treasure.
– For a fixed period of time, make an offering of 10% of your net income to advance God’s purposes (eg. 90 days, 6 months or a year). 
  1. Give half this sum in support of your parish. (If you already do this or more, great – please don’t stop!)
  2. If there are any remaining funds, consider supporting worthwhile religious, educational, and charitable causes. If you currently do not support the Annual Appeal, prayerfully consider a gift of 1% of your net income in support of the programs and ministries of your local (diocesan) Church. 
Stewardship is what we do, with what we have, when we believe in God. 
  Cardinal Joseph Tobin

Contact Us

Thomas J. Smith

(973) 497-4091


Jessica Panagos

Associate Director of the Annual Appeal
(973) 497-4042


Meghan Moran

Associate Director for Major Gifts & Special Initiatives
(973) 497-4197


Office of Development and Stewardship



Mission in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Missio Sui Iuris

In July of 1998, at the request of the Holy See, the Archdiocese of Newark provided two priests to serve the Catholic community of the Turks and Caicos Islands on a full time basis. In the Fall of 1998 the Archdiocese of Newark, assumed responsibility of the Roman Catholic Missio Sui Iuris of Turks and Caicos Islands.

On the January 6, 2017, Joseph William Cardinal Tobin succeeded John J. Myers as Archbishop of Newark and as Ecclesiastical Superior of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Presently serving as Vicar General is Reverend Monsignor Ronald J. Rozniak, P.A., Protonotary Apostolic of the Archdiocese of Newark. The mission serves two parishes, one chapel and a thriving Catholic school, Holy Family Academy.  

Holy Family Academy

In 2004, after twenty years of missionary service to the Turks and Caicos Islands, it became very clear there was a need to establish a school in order to support families and children on the islands. This vision became Holy Family Academy. Holy Family Academy currently serves families and children from Pre-K through high school. 

Making a Gift 

To support the Mission of  Holy Family Academy or the Catholic Church in the Turks and Caicos Islands, contact the Office of Development and Stewardship at or please call (973) 497-4126