Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat

Rachel’s Vineyard Ministry, focused on healing after abortion, will host a weekend retreat: Friday, April 7 to Sunday, April 9, at the Rosaryville Spirit Life Center in Ponchatoula. For more information or to register, email

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For the convenience of our readers, a four-page, abridged set of monthly Stewardship Today articles is available as a downloadable PDF file.

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Planned Giving


Make a Tax-Free Gift From Your IRA

If you are 70½ years old or older, you can make a tax-free gift from your individual retirement account (IRA) directly to the Diocese of Baton Rouge. This law no longer has an expiration date, so you are free to make annual gifts to qualified charitable organizations from your IRA this year and well into the future. 

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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:

Chrism Mass and Luncheon

The 2017 Chrism Mass is scheduled for Wednesday of Holy Week, April 12, at St. Joseph Cathedral at 10:30 AM. A luncheon for all priests and seminarians will follow in the Cathedral’s Parish Hall. For additional information, visit

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