Published September 22, 2005
St. Brigid Church in Alpharetta has been chosen to receive a $2,000 scholarship to the International Catholic Stewardship Council’s annual meeting this October in San Francisco.
Each June, Our Sunday Visitor selects five parishes from a drawing to send to the ICSC annual meeting. Scholarships must be used to cover conference registration, ICSC membership dues and travel expenses. To be eligible, parishes sent their contact information to OSV in June.
The annual meeting is an opportunity for parishes and dioceses to gather together with international stewards to experience how Christ’s love can renew the face of the earth. Hundreds of pastors, parish leaders, diocesan development and stewardship directors, professional firms, Catholic associations and religious congregation leaders attend the annual meeting, held each year at in a different city. Other parishes that won scholarships include St. Stephen Cathedral in Owensboro, Ky., St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Redford, Mich., and St. Patrick Parish in Hortonville, Wis.
The 2006 ICSC annual meeting will be held Oct. 1-4, 2006 in Boston. Parishes who would like to participate in the 2006 ICSC scholarship program should call OSV at (800) 348-2886.
Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., has two divisions. The Offering Envelope Division manufactures and distributes offering envelopes to Catholic churches throughout the country. The Publishing Division produces Catholic books, parish-based faith formation materials, stewardship resources and six periodicals, including a national Catholic weekly newspaper, Our Sunday Visitor.
The not-for-profit company was founded in 1912 by then Father John F. Noll, later the archbishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese in northern Indiana. The company is based in Huntington, Ind. More information can be found at www.osvenvelopes.com.