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Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area

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With primary offices in Baton Rouge, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area is “the only nonprofit organization providing support and education in ten South Louisiana parishes, serving over 15,000 people who suffer from the disease.” Among the services they provide are support services for the memory-impaired, a searchable resource library, a telephone help line, social activities for both patients and their families, and Charlie’s Place Respite Center. For additional information concerning this 2016 Works of Mercy Trust recipient, please visit their helpful website: www.alzbr.org

 

 

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FROM THE ARCHIVES

Blame and Responsibility

From the Stewardship Today Archives,
June 2010
  

Only four women are specifically listed in the genealogy of Jesus found in the first chapter of the Gospel of St. Matthew. One, the mother of Solomon, is not even mentioned by name—referred to simply as the “wife of Uriah.” Those familiar with the story know the name Bathsheba, the young woman whose husband Uriah was an officer in King David’s army. With his soldiers at war, David remained behind and witnessed Bathsheba bathing on a nearby rooftop. ...read more

CATHOLIC SAINTS ON STEWARDSHIP

From St. Robert Cardinal Bellarmine, Doctor of the Church:

“The school of Christ is the school of charity. On the last day, when the general examination takes place, there will be no question at all on the text of Aristotle, the aphorisms of Hippocrates, or the paragraphs of Justin. Charity will be the whole syllabus.”

 

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STEWARDSHIP IN THE DIOCESE

 

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This past month, the Bishop Stanley Joseph Ott Works of Mercy Trust listed its annual grant beneficiaries for 2016, and Bishop Robert Muench met the recipients to congratulate them and issue their grant awards. The six deserving area nonprofit organizations recognized this year include the following: Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area, Baton Rouge Youth Coalition, Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless, HOPE Ministries, Livingston Youth and Family Counseling, and Pat’s Coats for Kids. 



STEWARDSHIP IN SCRIPTURE

“My soul, be at rest in God alone, from whom comes my hope. God alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not fall. My deliverance and honor are with God, my strong rock; my refuge is with God. Trust God at all times, my people! Pour out your hearts to God our refuge!” 

(Psalm 62:6-9; New American Bible, Revised Edition)

 

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Planned Giving

Many of us want to provide more for the causes closest to our hearts but also do what’s best for our own families. Making a gift that pays you income can be a thoughtful expression of your gratitude for both.

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QUOTES FROM THE SAINTS

“Our sins are nothing but a grain of sand alongside the great mountain of the mercy of God.”          
                             
St. Jean Vianney

 “Even a little child can scatter flowers, to scent the throne room with their fragrance; even a little child can sing, in a shrill treble, the great canticle of Love. That shall be my life: to scatter flowers—to miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word, always doing the tiniest things right, and doing it for Love.” 
                             
St. Therese of Lisieux

“Whenever you see truth, you seek God, whether or not you know it.”          
                              St. Edith Stein

“Your weaknesses and deficiencies ought to make you humble, but you should also throw all of them into the fire of the love of God, where they will be devoured and consumed like a straw mattress thrown into a great furnace.”     
                              St. Paul of the Cross         

 

 

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Caring for Our Priests:

With Appreciation for Religious Vocations,

Barbara and Don Simoneaux

Are Leaving a Bequest to Support Retired Clergy

A self-declared “cradle Catholic,” Barbara Simoneaux, a member of St. Alphonsus Parish in Baton Rouge, always held a special place in her heart for religious vocations. After participating in a trip to Medjugorje with the late Rev. Mario S. Termini as an adult, she developed a lasting friendship with him, and he remained her spiritual advisor until his death. She credits Termini, husband Don’s Catholic education, and inspiration from the Holy Spirit with deepening her desire to make an estate gift to the Diocese of Baton Rouge. ...read more

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The Stewardship of Prayer


prayer June2016In God We Are Secure


When we pray, we often repeat the comforting and familiar words of the Our Father, a cherished Novena, the Rosary, or a prayer of note from the history of the Church, the devotional lives of the saints, or the liturgical practices of the parish we call home. We look for answers. We desire comfort. Reading the Scriptures, we often find texts that come to mean a great deal to us. Many of these are the product of “the man after God’s own heart,” the Old Testament poet, songwriter and king named David....read more

 


A Celebration of the Son
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The Stewardship of Ministry


ministry June2016Serve One Another Through Love


“You were called for freedom, brothers. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, serve one another through love. For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ If you go on biting and devouring one another, beware that you are not consumed by one another” (Galatians 5:13-15). Sure sounds like first century Christians in Galatia struggled to get along. What happened to their freedom? . . .read more

 

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The Stewardship of Finance


finance June2016A Lifetime Debt Forgiven

 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an American construction worker makes about $28 per hour on average. Warehouse workers make less, and miners make a little more. Hospitality workers make about half, but those who work in information technology make quite a bit more. On average, hourly earnings for all non-farm employees—that’s average private company staff members’ pay—is about $25.50 an hour. The total for an 8-hour day, then, would run just over $200 per day.. . .read more

 

The Original Debbie Downer ... read more

 

 


 

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