Livingston Youth & Family Counseling
The flood of 2016 affected many thousands of our neighbors—residents, churches, schools, retail and office spaces, and area organizations of note. Among those whose recovery will likely mean significant recovery for others is the Livingston Parish-area counseling ministry, Livingston Youth and Family Counseling. “For over thirty years, LYFC has offered counseling to address a variety of concerns that include but are not limited to the following: anxiety, depression, dual-diagnosis, effects of abuse, grief, life event issues, mental illness, parent-child issues, parenting classes, relationship issues and trauma.” And, LYFC staff members “serve children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients.” To prayerfully support the work of the Livingston Youth and Family Counseling agency as they also work to reinstate all services, please visit the helpful website: www.lyfcounseling.org
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Death, Taxes, Love and Forgiveness
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Residents of Colonial Boston notoriously objected to a tax levied by the British crown on tea, standing with others throughout history that found high taxes unreasonable or unjust. Ancient Egyptians paid unreasonably heavy taxes on cooking oil, and Romans were among the first to require a sales tax. The ‘look’ of Eighteenth Century Russian culture likely changed a bit as the result of a tax on beards, and taxes on everything from windows to fireplaces to trees altered the landscape of several European countries in recent centuries. Throughout history, government officials have taxed transportation, travel, commerce, alcohol, tobacco and fuel. Taxes remain unpopular, and tax collectors loathed. ...read more
LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS
Dana Territo, director of services at Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area in Baton Rouge, will speak on “Spirituality and Dementia: Acknowledging the Person Within,” Tuesday, October 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, at the Archdiocese of New Orleans Retreat Center in Metairie. Visit www.retreats.arch-no.org for details.
STEWARDSHIP IN THE DIOCESE
This spring, 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 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
“Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build. Unless the Lord guard the city, in vain does the guard keep watch. It is vain for you to rise early and put off your rest at night, to eat bread earned by hard toil—all this God gives to his beloved in sleep.”
(Psalm 127:1-2; New American Bible, Revised Edition)
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CATHOLIC SAINTS ON STEWARDSHIP
From St. Thomas More:
“Since God displayed His great mercy in so many ways even toward Judas, an apostle turned traitor, since He invited him so often to be forgiven and did not allow him to perish except through despair alone, surely there is no cause for anyone in this life to despair even of an imitator of Judas.”