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Catholic Community Radio

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Throughout the week, faithful listeners of WPYR—1380am in Baton Rouge—enjoy local Catholic programming: from early morning to early evening, Monday through Friday, on Catholic Community Radio, “the first Catholic radio station ever to serve the Baton Rouge area.” Instructive programs—many of them broadcast nationally—fill the 24-hour schedule. A downloadable PDF of the Baton Rouge schedule of this EWTN affiliate is available on their informative website: www.catholiccommunityradio.org

 

 

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FROM THE ARCHIVES

Listening Ears, Trained Tongue

From the Stewardship Today Archives, April 2006  

“The Lord has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them. Morning after morning he opens my ear that I may hear.” In our culture, there is almost no silence and so much noise, the voice of the Almighty is all but drowned out. Elite automakers illustrate their quiet ride with video of a driver raising electric windows and the growing silence within the car. ...read more

CATHOLIC SAINTS ON STEWARDSHIP

From St. Cyril of Jerusalem:

“Will God, who raises up the grain for us when it dies, year after year, have difficulty in raising us up—those for whose sake the grain has been raised?”

LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

St. Padre Pio Relics

On Friday, April 6, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Baton Rouge from 11 AM to 8 PM, the people of the diocese will have the opportunity to venerate the relics of St. Padre Pio, “Italy’s most beloved saint,” canonized by St. John Paul II in 2002. For more information, visit the church website: www.sacredheartbr.org

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Diocesan Prayer for the
Selection of a New Bishop

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Lord Jesus, you are the Good Shepherd who laid down your life for your sheep. As the Good Shepherd, you call other leaders to guide and care for your flock. We pray that you send forth your Holy Spirit to inspire your Church in selecting a new Bishop for the Diocese of Baton Rouge. May he be a shepherd after your own heart, who will lead us to deepen our love for you and for each other. May he guide us to create the unity you intend for our entire human family as one flock with one shepherd. We pray this in your name, Jesus Christ, our Shepherd and Lord. Amen.

STEWARDSHIP IN SCRIPTURE

“We believe in the name of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another just as he commanded us. Those who keep his commandments remain in him, and he in them, and the way we know that he remains in us is from the Spirit he gave us.”

 (1 John 3:23b-24; New American Bible, Revised Edition)

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Planned Giving

Turn Your Annual Gift into a Forever Gift


Annual gifts are a critical lifeline to the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge. Without them, we couldn’t fund our work. If you’re an annual donor, you know firsthand the satisfaction that comes from making a difference—and we deeply appreciate your generosity. But as you look to the future, you may wonder what will happen to the programs made possible through your gifts once you’re gone. How can you make sure your generosity continues forever?

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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

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Listening Ears, Trained Tongue

 

“The Lord has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them. Morning after morning he opens my ear that I may hear.” In our culture, there is almost no silence and so much noise, the voice of the Almighty is all but drowned out. Elite automakers illustrate their quiet ride with video of a driver raising electric windows and the growing silence within the car. Unfortunately, they follow this inviting picture with news of the latest Sirius or XM radio package, noting how well an iPod will interface with the car’s technology, before offering a sample of the concert sound that fills the interior with soaring treble and punishing bass. We have a great need for meaningful engagement, but little time for other people, maybe less for God. Were he to speak to us through another, would we even know?

Isaiah writes that ears are for hearing from God, and the tongue is for sharing with others the wisdom the Lord imparts. That’s different. God’s wisdom can certainly encourage us, but the prophet suggests such wisdom might, most significantly, be available for the encouragement of another. That would be a far different practice for most people. So, what might we learn here? Begin the morning, listening to the word of the Lord, at Mass, from Scripture, from the wise counsel of his servants, in his creation. And train not only your ears, but also train your tongue to be a conduit for the Lord’s wisdom that you might also “speak to the weary a word that will rouse them.”

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