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LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

St. Jean Vianney Mission

Father Cedric Pisegna CP, will present a mission entitled “Life with Passion,” Monday through Wednesday, November 6 to 8, 8:30 AM to 7 PM, at St. Jean Vianney Church, 16166 S. Harrells Ferry Road in Baton Rouge. Please call (225) 753-7950 for details.

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Planned Giving

Make a Tax-Free Gift with an IRA


If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. This law no longer has an expiration date, so you are free to make annual gifts to our organization 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:http://officeofstewardship.planmylegacy.org

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  • The Lost and the Strays

    The Lost and the Strays

    “Thus says the Lord God: I myself will look after and tend my sheep. I will rescue them. I will lead them out. I will bring them back. In good pastures will I pasture them. I myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest. The lost I will seek out, the strayed I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, the

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  • Within Another’s Shadow

    Within Another’s Shadow

     

    A century ago, the world’s tallest building was a newly-completed office tower located at the intersection of Broadway and Liberty in Lower Manhattan. The Singer Building, headquarters for the Singer Manufacturing Company, was designed by the Brooklyn-born and Paris-trained Ernest Flagg, an architect famed for his

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  • Unlike Your Creator, Unlike Your Father

    Unlike Your Creator, Unlike Your Father

    A Promethean tale of creation and recreation, Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel Frankenstein has long appeared on student reading lists. As they read, young people familiar with any of several cinematic treatments are surprised by the differences between book and film. Partly due to Boris Karloff’s classic verdant-hued, flat-topped, bolt-in-the-neck

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  • A Light, Silent Sound

    Gifted businessman Max DePree distilled years of experience as Chairman of the Herman Miller Company into several very popular books on the subject of leadership. The opening chapter of his bestseller Leadership Jazz is entitled “Finding One’s Voice” and closes with the following story: “A German machine tool company once developed a very fine bit for drilling holes in steel. The tiny bit could bore a hole about the size of a human hair. This seemed

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  • If You Could Make a Single Wish . . .

    If You Could Make a Single Wish . . .

    One parlor game is almost as old as conversation itself. It involves a simple question, asked in a variety of ways. If you could make a single wish, what would you desire? If you could have anything you wanted, what would you want? Bored partygoers ask it of each other, teachers ask it of their students, and parents of

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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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