August 2022 | Stewardship & Parish Services Newsletter
Stewardship Saint of the Month
Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
Edith Stein was born in 1891 to a Jewish family living in Breslau, Germany. From a very young age she was intellectually curious and loved to learn. She rejected her family’s Jewish piety and even God because her observation was that people acted as though they did not believe in God. She was a brilliant university student and graduated summa cum laude with a doctoral degree in philosophy. She became the assistant to one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century, Edmund Husserl, who recognized and admired her intellectual gifts.

In 1921 Edith had a conversion experience. At age 30, she began reading the autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila in a friend’s library and couldn’t put it down. “This is the truth!” she exclaimed. She converted to Catholicism and was baptized on New Year’s Day, 1922.

Edith soon became well regarded as a Catholic philosopher and author. She left her university appointment as Husserl’s assistant and took a position teaching at a Dominican college for women teachers in Speyer, Germany. While there, she studied the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas and published the first German translation of his treatise The Truth. She also lectured widely to Catholic women’s groups throughout Europe. Read More Here.
ICSC Catholic Stewardship Moments
and e-Bulletin
The International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC) offers a variety of resources to foster stewardship in your parish. One of their most popular resources is a monthly eBulletin that includes articles designed to foster a culture of generosity. In addition, the newsletter includes a section called Stewardship Moments, which presents weekly bulletin reflections based on that week’s Liturgical readings. ICSC resources are provided so that parish office staff can place them in bulletins or offer as a complete reprint. 

Click here and scroll down to see the latest installment of their Monthly eBulletin in English and Spanish. You will find Stewardship Moments at the end of the eBulletin.
Reminder: Register for #iGiveCatholic August 15
We are gearing up for #iGiveCatholic this year! Make sure to register your organization on August 15.

Increase awareness, gain followers, and raise money for your ministry! Last year, the Catholic community came together and successfully raised over $2.3 MILLION for 169 ministries within the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

For more information, please visit our website.
ParishSOFT Trainings
August 17 at 9 AM: New Staff Training

Complete “how-to” training on using ParishSOFT Family Suite. While this virtual class is designed for new Archdiocese of New Orleans parish staff members, those needing a refresher are invited to attend.

September 14 at 10 AM: Religious Education Module

Learn the benefits of the module in your parish and how to best use it to manage your parish school of religion.

October 12 at 10 AM: Data Formatting Best Practices

Is your data uniform? Are addresses in all CAPS? Do abbreviations have periods? Learn the recommended way to enter information into ParishSOFT Family Suite.

November 9 at 9 AM: New Staff Training

Complete “how-to” training on using ParishSOFT Family Suite.

December 7 at 10 AM: End of Year Bootcamp

End-of-year procedures for ParishSOFT Family Suite. The virtual training focuses on preparing tax statements for parishioners.

You may also reach Ryan with training inquiries at or 504.527.5796.

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