Announcement: 2021 St. John Paul II Award Winners, Lloyd and Jan Tate
Congratulations! The Catholic Community Foundation is pleased to announce our 2021 St. John Paul II Award winners, Lloyd and Jan TateThis award recognizes the generosity and Christian stewardship exhibited by Catholic laypersons of high moral character and exemplary values who have rendered unselfish volunteer service in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Though there is no in-person annual dinner this year, the Tates will be honored during a broadcast on WLAE-TV. We invite you to tune in to our evening celebrating Catholic generosity on ThursdayOctober 7, at 7 p.m. for the award ceremony and more. For information on viewing options, click here.

Please help us congratulate the Tates and thank them for all they do in our community!
Stewardship Saint of the Month
Saint Teresa of Calcutta
Saint Teresa of Calcutta gave us an extraordinary example of Christian discipleship and stewardship by her faith, simplicity and service to women and men without considering their race, religion or nationality. She was born Agnes Bojaxhiu in Albania on August 26, 1910, and at age 18 went to Ireland to join the Sisters of Loreto following what she discerned to be a call to become a missionary.

She was sent to India in 1929, and began her novitiate in Darjeeling near the Himalayan Mountains. Eight years later she made her solemn vows and took the name Teresa after Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, the patron saint of missionaries. From there she taught at the Loreto convent school in Calcutta for almost twenty years. Though a dedicated educator, she was increasingly disturbed by the desperate poverty in Calcutta. 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 Update:
Lifetime of Generosity Digital Legacy Seminar
Available now! 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 FreeWill.com. 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!

Announcement letters were mailed last week. For more information, click here. Questions? Please contact Pamela Richard at prichard@ccfnola.org or 504.596.3044.
Reminder: 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 www.ccfnola.org/contact-us.
ParishSOFT
Hint of the Month

Reminder: On August 21 and 22, ParishSOFT's Offering module received 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.