Registration – Discipulus Institute – Heroic Sacrifice: A Theology of Gratitude with Dave Baranowski

Registration - Discipulus Institute - Heroic Sacrifice: A Theology of Gratitude with Dave Baranowski
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Course Overview

The objective of this Discipulus course regards how one’s own personal stewardship can be both personally transformative and incredibly beneficial for parish and community life.

The five week course will feature practical methods and personal insights on prayer, evangelization, leadership, and becoming a good steward of one’s own finances.

Each week will cover a specific aspect of heroic generosity, combined with group discussions and class exercises.  Class participation is a requirement. Class notes and course materials will be provided.

The course starts on Thursday, October 5, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm and runs for 5 consecutive Thursday evenings.  The meeting location is in the Archbishop May Conference Room at the Cardinal Rigali Center (20 Archbishop May Dr., St. Louis, MO 63119).


Course Outline

  • October 5 – Stewardship overview covering foundational principles and Catholic Church teaching
  • October 12 – Insights and observations on prayer and sharing your faith
  • October 19 – Insights and observations on ministry participation, leadership, and gift discernment
  • October 26 – Spirituality of giving and being a better steward of your money
  • November 2 – Review of personal and parish stewardship “best practices”



Dave Baranowski has been the Director of Stewardship Education for the Archdiocese of St. Louis since January, 2012.  In that time he has worked with 137 of the 181 St. Louis parishes on stewardship formation.

Prior to the Archdiocese, Dave had a 29 year career with Anheuser-Busch.

Dave has been happily married for 34 years to his wife Sharon and they have three grown children.  Their home parish is St. Francis of Assisi in Oakville, MO.

Event Details

Date(s) - August 7, 2017 - October 5, 2017
All Day

Cardinal Rigali Center

Presented by:
Discipulus Institute

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