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CATHOLIC SAINTS ON STEWARDSHIP

From St. Cyril of Jerusalem:

“The root of all good works is the hope of the resurrection; for the expectation of the reward is what moves the soul to good works.”

Catholic Schools Graduations

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With the scheduled graduation of seniors from St. John the Evangelist High School in Plaquemine on Thursday evening, May 9, another season of celebration begins for graduating high school students, their families and their friends. Please pray for these wonderful young people and make plans to attend a Catholic graduation ceremony if you’re able. With your prayers and your encouragement, support out Catholic students and the gifted educators who serve them. Visit the Catholic Schools Office website for information concerning the schedule in your area, www.csobr.org

THE STEWARD'S BOOKSHELF

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FROM THE ARCHIVES

Others Are Watching

From the Stewardship Today Archives, May 2007

The busy corner convenience store had been losing money slowly but steadily for days. Clearly concerned, the owner decided to add a camera to his existing security system. Though painful to consider, he was afraid the cause of his losses was internal theft, so he added a camera trained on his clerks. Three days later, his assistant manager brought him one of the tapes. “I didn’t expect this. You’re going to be surprised,” she said....read more

LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

Rosaryville Nun Run

The Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road in Ponchatoula, will hold its Nun Run 1-Mile Fun Run, 5K Trail Run, and Anything Goes Cookoff on Saturday, May 11. Visit www.catholicretreatcenter.org for event details.

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The Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

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Through the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis, the Diocese of Baton Rouge provides young people and young adults a host of spiritual growth opportunities, activities and training: Red Stick Catholics, and the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry. Upcoming activities for young adults include “Theology on Tap” at Tin Roof on Thursday evening, May 23. As noted on the Web, the influential ministry efforts “seek to affirm the dignity of all people and call them to a life of missional discipleship for the sake of the kingdom of God.” Visitwww.redstickcatholics.com to learn more.

STEWARDSHIP IN SCRIPTURE

“Teach us to count our days aright, that we may gain wisdom of heart. Fill us at daybreak with your mercy, that all our days we may sing for joy. Show your deeds to our servants, your glory to their children. May the favor of the Lord our God be ours. Prosper the work of our hands.”

(Psalm 90:12, 14, 16-17a; New American Bible, Revised Edition)

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Planned Giving

A Woman’s Guide to Estate Planning

A 4-Point Plan for Your Future Success

Please take a moment to consider this all-too-familiar story. The month after Anne turned 30, her dear mother passed away. In the weeks that followed the funeral, Anne discovered that her Mom—a widow—had failed to draft a plan for her estate. In the absence of a plan, state law determined how her mother’s assets would be distributed.

According to a study by the National Center for Women and Retirement, nearly 90% of surveyed women will make their own significant financial decisions at some point in their lives. Whether you are single, divorced or widowed, fashioning an effective estate plan is part of thoughtful, prudent independence.

Read more . . .

And, for additional information concerning Diocese of Baton Rouge Planned Giving options, please visit the “Plan My Legacy” page through the Office of Stewardship website: http://officeofstewardship.planmylegacy.org

LINKS WE RECOMMEND

Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge
http://www.diobr.org

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops
http://usccb.org

The Vatican Website
http://www.vatican.va

Diocese of Baton Rouge Office of Stewardship
http://www.officeofstewardship.com

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The busy corner convenience store had been losing money slowly but steadily for days. Clearly concerned, the owner decided to add a camera to his existing security system. Though painful to consider, he was afraid the cause of his losses was internal theft, so he added a camera trained on his clerks. Three days later, his assistant manager brought him one of the discs. “I didn’t expect this. You’re going to be surprised,” she said. “We caught somebody stealing from us?” the owner asked. “We caught somebody all right, but not stealing.” Three minutes into the recording, the longtime retailer watched one of his youngest employees pull money out of her purse to pay for a bottle of water and a sandwich for a construction worker who seemed to have forgotten his wallet. By the close of her shift, she had been equally generous with two other customers. “We haven’t found the thief,” the assistant manager said, “But this was kind of nice. I thought you’d want to see it too.”

A hidden camera catches thieves. It also catches the generous. A camera will film a robber, but will capture the Good Samaritan too. Neutral and dispassionate, a security camera captures it all. The very observant among us are somewhat similar. A bit more biased than a security camera, we still have the ability to see things others overlook. Jesus reminded his disciples that the world is watching. “Love one another,” he told them. “As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35). The world notes the church’s mistakes but can just as readily witness the best we have to offer—our love and our compassion. Others are watching.

Stewardship Today is a monthly devotional newsletter designed to assist Catholics everywhere in developing a greater understanding of the role of stewardship in everyday life.
All we are, and all we possess, are gifts from God for our use and for the blessing of others. Through wise stewardship, we invest our time, our talents and our treasures to the glory of God.

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