Stewardship Saint of the Month
Saint Augustine of Hippo, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Saint Augustine of Hippo was one of the most distinguished theologians in the history of the Church and may have exercised more influence on the shape and direction of doctrines of faith than any other theologian including Saint Thomas Aquinas.

He was born in 354 to Saint Monica, a Christian, and Patricius, a pa­gan until just before his death. He was registered as a catechumen but not baptized since Baptism at the time was delayed until adulthood. His formal education as a lawyer and rhetorician took place in the North African city of Carthage, a major metropolitan city of the Roman Empire. He entered into a relationship with a woman who bore him a son, and at age 22, started his own school of rhetoric and grammar. At age 29, he and his companion and their son travelled to Rome so he could further his career. He was appointed professor of rhetoric in Milan, the seat of the imperial court. 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.
New Estate Planning Resource Coming Soon:
Lifetime of Generosity Digital Legacy Seminar
Coming soon! In order to help your parishioners connect giving back with a deeper spiritual motivation, the Catholic Community Foundation (CCF) has developed a new resource for you: the Lifetime of Generosity Digital Legacy Seminar. The first of its kind, this 30-minute interactive seminar leads viewers through video teachings and workbook prompts as they discover what leaving a Catholic legacy means to them. The seminar can be accessed at any time or at any place, all your parishioners need is a computer or smart device. It can also be enjoyed individually or as part of a group by your Men’s Club, Rosary Guild, Altar Society, and more.
As part of the digital seminar, CCF is excited to share a free, accessible will-writing tool with viewers, courtesy of our relationship with By using this no-cost estate planning resource, your parishioners can protect their families and the blessings God has given them while ensuring that their spiritual home, your parish, is sustained for future generations... in an additional 20 minutes or less!

Stay tuned for more information in August. Questions? Please contact Pamela Richard at or 504.596.3044.
Update Your Records: CCF Has Moved!
The Catholic Community Foundation has moved! Please update your records accordingly. For in-person meetings and for the delivery of packages, our physical office is now located at: 

3330 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste. 361
Metairie, LA 70002

However, please note that our mailing address is different from our physical address. To reach us by mail, please send correspondence to:

7887 Walmsley Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70125

This information is also available on our website at We look forward to welcoming you to our new space in the future! 
Reminder: ParishSOFT Virtual Trainings
Register now! 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

On August 21 and 22, ParishSOFT's Offering module will receive a major update. If you have not already done so, read the announcement from ParishSOFT here. Please take the free PATHFinder training mentioned in the announcement so that you will be prepared for the update!
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.