The Office of Stewardship assists parishes to initiate and sustain a long-term process to the stewardship way of life wherein spiritual growth and material benefit complement and support each other for the greater good of all God’s people. The Office of Stewardship renders direction and the appropriate resources for all stewardship and development initiatives.

We are able to meet with Pastors, Parish Councils and Finance Committees to review the options available to reach the short and long term financial needs of their faith community and offer guidance and recommendations to help Parishes conduct Stewardship and Capital Campaigns.


Seton Scholarship Dinner

Honoring the recipients of the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D. Award for Contributions to Catholic Education in the Diocese of Norwich.

A message from Stewardship Coordinator, Gina Foster…
”The 13th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner tickets are currently available to purchase online. Please consider purchasing your ticket soon as we have sold out in the past, and the online link will be closed when ticket sales reach capacity. Thank you for your continued support.”

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The 14th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner

Sunday, October 27, 2024

Cocktail Reception 4:00 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm

Lake Of Isles
1 Clubhouse Dr, North Stonington, CT


View Previous Seton Scholarship Dinner Photo Galleries Here


Gina Foster 
Phone: 860.886.1928, Ext. 115

Catholic Education Celebrated at 13th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner
The fall foliage was radiant, and the sun was shining upon us as the 13th annual Seton Scholarship Dinner commenced on Nov. 5, 2023, at the Riverhouse in East Haddam. This year, we honored the commitment of those involved in our diocesan Catholic school system, while enjoying the melodious voices of the Sacred Heart School (Taftville) Choir as they filled the room singing “God Bless America” and “Panis Angelis.” We were also amazed by the wonderful essay written by Sacred Heart School student Maya Casaol, whose award-winning essay was titled “W...

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Trio to be Honored at 13th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner
A devoted teacher and a valuable Catholic education can have such a positive impact on a student’s life. I know this firsthand; my Catholic education left an indelible impression on me. I will never forget the importance of loving thy neighbor while appreciating friendships, diversity, and community. The commitment of those involved in our Catholic school education has been known for years. Recognizing the exceptional work of our educators, in 2010, Bishop Cote established the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D. Award for Contributions to Catholic Education in the Dio...

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A Path to Grow in Christ’s Love
Fall is upon us, and I hope that you all get the opportunity to visit your favorite pumpkin patch or apple orchard, bake an apple pie or sip your favorite spiced tea or coffee.  Autumn brings many new changes for several members of our diocese, whether it’s the start of a new school year, a new career path or perhaps retirement. A path can be defined as the course or direction in which a person or thing is moving.  As “One Faith, One Family” we pray for all the members of our diocese and for our Catholic school students as they continue the...

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Seton Honorees Announced for the 12th Annual Scholarship Dinner
A Catholic Education has had a great impact upon my life. Attending Catholic elementary, middle, and high school has provided me with a strong sense of community, the gift of life-long friendships and instilled the importance of volunteerism. I can remember many teachers throughout my Catholic education who had a profound influence on my life. I am sure we can all remember that one teacher who reached out to you when you needed support, stayed after school with you for extra help in Math or English, or simply complimented you on a report or test grade. The commitment of ...

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Happy Guests Return to Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner
After a two-year hiatus, guests were happy to gather in person for the 11th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner on Nov. 7 at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station.  Dr. Gail Kingston, superintendent of schools for the diocese, discussed the importance of a Catholic education. The Saint Bernard School Choir filled the large ballroom with song, leading guests in “God Bless America,” followed by “Hashkiveinu.” Jden Gonzales, essay winner and eighth-grade student at Sacred Heart School in Groton, kindly read his essay entitled, “What a Catholi...

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Date, Honorees set for 11th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner
Now that many restrictions are being lifted in the State of Connecticut, we are so happy to announce that this year’s 11th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner will be held on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at 4 p.m. at The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, located at 55 Bridge Road, Haddam. This is the new rescheduled date from 2020. The commitment of those involved in our Catholic school education in the diocese has been well known for years. Recognizing the exceptional work of our educators, in 2010, Bishop Cote established the Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D. Award for ...

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Local Businesses Show Support to Catholic Schools
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Patron Saint of Catholic Schools, whose feast day is today, January 4, is the first American born saint to be canonized by the Church. She founded the first American religious community for women, the Sisters of Charity. She opened the first American parish school and established the first American Catholic orphanage. All this she did in the span of 46 years while raising her five children. This is why Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is the saint whose name we attach to the Annual Scholarship Dinner.  Due to the pandemic the 11th Annual S...

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11th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner Postponed
The 11th Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner has been postponed until November 7, 2021 due to pandemic restrictions. The Honorees which were announced in June are Andrea D. Hoisl, Very Reverend Dennis M. Perkins, and Fredric S. Smith. For more information please call Gina Foster 860-886-1928 See Related Story Here

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11th Annual Seton Scholarship Honorees Announced
For most of us it has been a very difficult few months dealing with the social isolation and stressrelated to the COVID-19 crisis. For those of us with children in school, we are experiencing an added challenge, but our teachers have been working exceptionally hard with students and their parents through Google classroom, Zoom meetings and personal phone calls. Throughout this period, our schools and teachers have been dedicated to giving our students the best education possible through online distance learning. The commitment of our Catholic school educators in the Dio...

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Community Pride Prospered at Tenth Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner
By Gina Foster In addition to providing an excellent education, our Catholic schools instill strong community pride which was apparent at this year’s Tenth Annual Seton Scholarship Dinner held on November 3rd at St. Clements Castle & Marina in Portland. In its largest dinner to date, 230 people representing 30 Catholic schools and churches gathered together as one community to support three very special individuals being honored for their contributions to Catholic education within the Diocese of Norwich. Guests enjoyed St. Clements’ beautiful facilitie...

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
Office of Development
331 Main Street, Floor 2
Norwich, CT 06360-5836

Phone: 860-886-1928