Partnering with inspiring non-profits is one of the many rewards of working with the Stewardship Foundation. The recent Annual Fundraising Banquet for St. Paul’s Outreach (SPO) is an excellent example of how our involvement and financial support for SPO inspires and motivates us to partner with such organizations.
St. Paul’s Outreach gives college students the opportunity to live a faith-filled life modeled after St. Paul – to live an authentic Catholic life, proclaim the Gospel so others might come to faith and maturity in Christ, be examples of holiness in the modern world, lead through servitude, and spread the faith in community and the world.
The banquet theme was Everlasting Joy. Bishop of Columbus, The Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell, gave the keynote address, and the year’s highlights were presented by Ohio Branch Director, Andrew Kebe.
Among the SPO’s major accomplishments this year were the opening of two new student SPO Households near the Ohio State campus (Households provide a place for young Catholics to live together in supportive Catholic environment of prayer, formation and mission. The Ohio State chapter currently has the largest Household membership with 14 women and 16 men.), the opening of a new chapter near West Virginia University in Morgantown, the training of 34 students from seven Ohio campuses at SPO’s School of New Evangelization in St. Paul, and an overall increase in Missionary Corps members and full time Mission Leaders.