Stewardship Saint of the Month
Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Alphonsus Liguori was the founder of the Redemptorists (Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer) and one of the greatest moral theologians in the history of the Church. Born into a Neapolitan noble family in 1696, he studied and practiced law successfully until, after losing an important case through his own fault and seeing it as a sign of God’s will, he decided to enter the priesthood. He studied theology and was ordained in 1726. Soon thereafter he established a reputation as an effective preacher and understanding confessor in and near Naples.

In 1732, Alphonsus founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer for priests dedicated to preaching the Gospel, especially to the rural poor in the kingdom of Naples. Alphonsus continued to preach and hear confessions with great success throughout the kingdom, especially in villages and hamlets, until 1752 when his health failed. He was especially gentle with the scrupulous, those with an unhealthy sense of anxiety and guilt, because he himself suffered from scrupulosity. 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.
Announcement: ParishSOFT Virtual Trainings
Save the dates! Beginning on August 17, we will resume our ParishSOFT Virtual Training series, which will cover a wide range of topics over the next several months.

Click here to check out the flyer for our summer/fall webinars, and be sure to sign up via the links in the flyer or via the links listed below.
Hint of the Month

When filling out sacramental certificates, remember that ParishSOFT pulls the parent information from the child’s record general tab. Click here for details on how to properly fill certificate fields
ParishSOFT Trainings

Celebrating your generosity.
The Catholic Community Foundation believes that generosity allows our community and our country to hope for something greater. Click above to hear from several of our past St. John Paul II Award winners to get a sense of the power of generosity and its broad impact in our greater community. We all have a role to play in making our community and our world a better place. Thank you for fostering your generosity.