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St. Mark Festival

St. Mark Parish, 42021 Highway 621 in Gonzales, has scheduled its annual Light Lane Festival, the weekend of Friday, May 10, through Sunday, May 12. For information, please call St. Mark Church at (225) 647-8461.

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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

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  • For Someone You Know

    You’ve heard it before. Among many others, Mark Twain noted our odd preference for work on behalf of those we don’t really know. Tom Sawyer found how easy it was to enlist kids to paint a fence that didn’t belong to them while they avoided painting their own. Well, is it sensible to allow our children to earn spending money cutting someone else’s lawn, if they avoid cutting the one at home? Sometimes, it just seems easier to serve others than those we know

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  • Knowing Who You Are

    Nike offers a swoosh, Steve Jobs served an apple, Izod an alligator, the postal service its eagle, and Prudential the rock. In an image-saturated culture, brand and corporate identity are crucial. In the business world, who you are is important, but accurately translating your identity into relationships with customers and clients is everything.  A workable logo may be key, and colors are important. Slogans and tag lines leave an impression. But

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  • Blame and Responsibility

    Blame and Responsibility

    From the Stewardship Today Archives, June 2010

     

    Only four women are specifically listed in the genealogy of Jesus found in the first chapter of the Gospel of St. Matthew. One, the mother of Solomon, is not

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  • Prayers of the Saints: St. Irenaeus

    Prayers of the Saints: St. Irenaeus

    From the Stewardship Today Archives, June 2012

    A tribute to his humility as well as his intellect and scholarship, Irenaeus of Lyons achieved great notoriety for his work on behalf of the early church in the decades

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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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