Due to the incredible response, matching gift availability for online recurring contributions has been exhausted! 

Thank you for your support. While online recurring gifts will no longer be matched, your gift is still important! Matching gifts were made possible by a group of generous donors who, through their commitment to Returning God's Gifts, wanted to create an incentive for new recurring donors who give online.  Funds are no longer available.

Returning God's Gifts Supports:

  • Hispanic Ministry
  • Deanery (regional) Ministry
  • Capuchin Mall Ministry
  • Seminarian Education
  • Diaconate Formation
  • Total Catholic Education
  • Mission Effectiveness (Lay Leadership Development)
  • Catholic School Scholarships
  • Pastoral Formation
  • Campus Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Young Adult Ministry
  • TCE Resource Center
  • Catholic Charities
  • Partners in Housing
  • Parish Projects


If you have questions about the RGG 2017 Appeal or would like to process your gift via telephone please call:

  • The Diocesan Office of Stewardship and Development
    at (719) 866-6531.
  • You can also email your questions to .

(short!) Returning God's Gifts 2016 Video Preview

By Rob Faughnan on 11/25/2015

Coming to parishes January 16 and 17, 2016

Catholic Extension and Hispanic Ministry

By Rob Faughnan on 9/22/2015
Catholic Extension has been assisting the diocese of Colorado Springs to expand its outreach and services to the Hispanic community--the fastest growing community within the U.S. Catholic Church.

Meet Seminarian Deacon Sean McCann

By Rob Faughnan on 7/28/2015
The Returning God's Gifts team caught up with seminarian Deacon Sean McCann.  Deacon Sean was recently ordained to the transitional diaconate, a significant step toward ordination to the priesthood.  Watch the video to learn more.
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Meet Deacon Greg Bierbaum

By Rob Faughnan on 5/26/2015
Deacon Bierbaum is originally from South Dakota and attended St. John XXIII Seminary in Weston, MA.  I interviewed Deacon Bierbaum over the phone and he shared with me that as a kid in high school...
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May E-Newsletter: Church Finances Edition

By Rob Faughnan on 5/7/2014

Church Finances

The Catholic Church in Central Colorado wouldn’t exist without the commitment of time, talent, and vast financial support from generous and faithful Catholics like you. Therefore it is important that we report to you on the many ways in which your support enables Christ’s mission in the Diocese of Colorado Springs.  Below are reports...

April Update. Happy Easter!

By Rob Faughnan on 4/21/2014

Happy Easter!

On Saturday night we packed up the kids and attended Easter Vigil at St. Patrick Catholic Church.  It was amazing: the church was full—full on Easter Vigil!  The music was extraordinary, the readings deeply meaningful and the Sacraments of Initiation were wonderfully inspiring.  I want to share with you...

Stewardship and Formation, Part II

By Rob Faughnan on 4/19/2014

“Let us go then, you and I

When the evening is spread out against the sky.”

T.S. Eliot.

Formation requires action.  The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock remains one of my favorite poems.  Considered T.S. Eliot’s first masterpiece, Prufrock is about a man who cannot act.  There is a chilling line in the poem where he says: 

March E-Newsletter

By Rob Faughnan on 3/7/2014

Off To A Great Start!

Returning God’s Gifts 2014 has been active for about one month and parishioners have been very generous!  So far, almost 5,000 households have made gift intentions of $1,427,133!  A special thanks to everybody who has participated in Returning God’s Gifts 2014.

Click here to see how your parish is doing!

Merry Christmas!

By Rob Faughnan on 12/19/2013

Donor Appreciation Dinner at Maggiano's, December 16, 2013

Merry Christmas!

The following is based on a toast I made at a recent donor appreciation dinner...

Returning God's Gifts 2013 Progress to date

By Rob Faughnan on 12/19/2013
As 2013 winds down, I'd like to report on the year's Returning God's Gifts Appeal, as of December 18, 2013:

Total Intentions: $2,251,549
Total Received: $2,141,383

Returning God’s Gifts 2014 will begin during the weekend of February 1.
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