Diocesan Stewardship Conference: A Servant Leader's Response: Impacting Lives Through Service

August 01, 2023

The Catholic Foundation invites parishioners, ministry leaders, clergy and religious in the Diocese of El Paso to the Diocesan Stewardship Conference; A Servant Leader Response: Impacting Lives Through Service on Saturday, August 12th at San Antonio de Padua Church from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Admission is free, lunch is included and there will be special sessions for Clergy and Religious

The conference will be featuring Carlos Proaño, from the Diocese of San Jose. Carlos Proaño has over 26 years of experience in Catholic development, conducting Stewardship and fundraising in multicultural parishes and dioceses throughout the United States; he is bilingual/bicultural. In Mr. Proaño's words: “Serving the Church has been my calling and I am dedicated to using my experience in Catholic development to create an environment of Stewardship amongst the parishes to better serve the financial needs of the Church.” Carlos Proaño serves as the Director of Stewardship and Development for the Diocese of San Jose since 2020.

The Stewardship Conference will also offer the expertise of Bishop Mark Seitz, Bishop of the Diocese of El Paso, Fr. Mariano Lopez, Parish Administrator for San Antonio de Padua, Deacon Jesus Cardenas, Tepeyac Institute Director and Arturo Adame, Tepeyac Institute Programs Coordinator. These presenters will talk about the Importance of Stewardship in Parishes, How Social Media serves as a Tool for Evangelization in our World Today, How Practical Stewardship Speaks to Young Adults, and the Discipleship as a Path to Holiness.

The main objective of this conference is to reinforce the meaning of Stewardship to the Catholic community of El Paso and learn that is our calling to assist the needs of our parishes; especially now where Mass attendance in the nation is experiencing a decline. The Stewardship Conference will also offer two sessions exclusively for Clergy by Mr. Carlos Proaño. These sessions will cover Successful Stewardship Strategies for Parishes in English and Spanish.

This bilingual Stewardship Conference will also be supported by Our Sunday Visitor, the Catholic publisher that serves millions of Catholics globally through its publishing, offertory, and communication services. The Catholic Foundation would like to thank Our Sunday Visitor, and Domingo Betancourt, and Patti Maldonado for this valuable collaboration.

For registration, please contact Karina Sandoval Enriquez at or at 915-872-8412.

Stewardship is a grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God’s gifts of time, talent, and treasure

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