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LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

The Community Comes Together

Once again, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge is encouraging support of area families through Community Comes Together for Christmas. Visit the interactive web pages to get involved: www.christmas.ccdiobr.org

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SANCTUARY FOR LIFE

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Sanctuary for Life is the only housing program in Louisiana that unconditionally accepts pregnant women in crisis. Consider the challenges so many young women experience. “Women coming to Sanctuary for Life have no other options. Pregnant. Alone. Confused. Often living on the street. Their choices are limited. Some may choose abortion. Others continue their pregnancy with no medical care, frequently hungry, sleeping wherever they can. Their baby’s health suffers. Medical bills pile up, and the chances of long-term health problems increase. Catholic Charities Sanctuary for Life is just that . . . a Sanctuary. Homeless, pregnant women live in community with a housemother, mentor each other, and receive medical care, nutritious meals and counseling. They leave the house employed and ready to care for their newborn babies.”

For additional details, including a list of items to donate, visit the Office of Stewardship page for the BAA, http://officeofstewardship.com/bishops-annual-appeal/, or the web pages of the office of Catholic Charities: www.ccdiobr.org

 

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“A Thanksgiving Prayer”

This Thanksgiving, 

Let those of us who have much,
And those who have little,
Gather at the welcoming table of the Lord.

 At this blessed feast,
May rich and poor alike remember
That we are called to serve one another,
And to walk together in God’s gracious world.

 With thankful hearts,
We praise our God,
Who, like a loving parent,
Denies us no good thing.

From Songs of Our Hearts,
Meditations of Our Souls:
Prayers for Black Catholics
  

 

 

Televised Mass

Catholic Life Television broadcasts the Tuesday Midday Mass, live from St. Joseph Cathedral at 12 Noon, and rebroadcasts the service at 6 PM. Visit www.catholiclifetv.org for a variety of daily Catholic programming.

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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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