Stewardship Saint of the Month
Saint John the Almsgiver
Saint John the Almsgiver earned the title “almsgiver” because of his passion for social justice and his stewardship of the poor and oppressed. Born at Amathus, Cyprus, around 560, the son of the governor of Cyprus, he was wealthy and of noble lineage. His wife and children died before John reached the age of 50.

A devout Christian, John sought to live a life of simplicity and in the spirit of poverty despite his wealth. He used his riches and position to help the poor. Despite being a layman, the Church at Alexandria petitioned to have John appointed bishop. He was consecrated Patriarch of Alexandria in 610.

He pledged himself to practice “charity without limits” and placed several thousand needy persons under his personal, pastoral care. He always referred to the poor as his “lords and masters,” because of what he called “their mighty influence at the Court of the Most High.” 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.
The Way: Going Forward in Christ
What will Catholic parishes look like after COVID-19? How can your parish reimagine its vision for the future in the midst of so much uncertainty?

Parish leaders are invited to watch our four-part virtual series, “The Way: Going Forward in Christ.” Led by Dr. Lenny DeLorenzo, director of undergraduate studies at the McGrath Institute for Church Life at Notre Dame University, The Way explores getting back to the basics in Catholic parish life by focusing on the four areas that serve as the foundational basis of a Christian community. Click here to watch recordings from the workshops.
ParishSOFT
Hint of the Month

ParishSOFT IQ has a new feature! Instead of inputting entries with the same criteria one at a time, you can now use the “in a list” feature and separate them by comma. Check out this example:
Reminder:
ParishSOFT Virtual Trainings

The priests-only virtual training on ParishSOFT Family Suite that was scheduled for last fall has been rescheduled to Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. Click here to register.
ParishSOFT Issues?

If you have ParishSOFT questions or problems, please contact Ryan Adams at radams@ccfnola.org and copy the ParishSOFT Support Center at support@parishsoft.com. 
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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.