Bishop's Leadership Society
The Bishop's Leadership Society was established in 2004 to recognize those people who support Diocesan ministries through significant annual gifts to the Diocesan Development Drive. These gifts ensure the Catholic Church in Utah continues to care for the pastoral needs of families, their children, and the many others who seek help through Diocesan ministries, programs and services.
The theme of the Bishop's Leadership Society is the Latin phrase, Fiat Voluntas Tua, for the Lord's Prayer. It means Your will be done, and is Bishop Solis' episcopal motto taken from his Coat of Arms.
In 2023, the Diocese celebrated the founding members of the Bishop's Leadership Society who maintained their position in the Society with gifts to the Diocesan Development Drive for the past 20 years. The Diocese is grateful to the 550 members who continue to support the Diocesan Development Drive with $1 million each year. The Bishop's Leadership Society is vital to the mission of the Catholic Church in Utah now more than ever.
Please join us in helping to fund the life of the Catholic Church throughout Utah by becoming a member of the Bishop's Leadership Society!
Levels of Giving
Representing the Diocesan side of the Bishop’s Coat of Arms, four levels of giving are offered to reflect each parishioner’s personal response to the call of stewardship.
Splendor of the Father:
The cross that emblazons the sail of the ship calls to mind the Father’s love in sending Jesus, His only son.
Star of the Sea:
On the waves of the Great Salt Lake, this symbolism derives from the third-century writing of St. Hippolytus: The world is a sea, in which the Church, like a ship, is beaten by the waves but not submerged.
Light of Christ
The comet above the ship’s sail is taken from the Coat of Arms of Pope Leo XIII, during whose pontificate the Diocese of Salt Lake was erected in 1891.
Anchor of Faith
The ship at sail represents the
Catholic Church of Utah