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Evening of Reflection

Marcie Buckle, a member of the diocesan Pastoral Planning Task Force and a consultant with the Louisiana Department of Education is the scheduled guest speaker for a Women of the Well evening of reflection, Tuesday night, December 10, at St. Patrick Church, 12424 Brodgon Lane, in Baton Rouge. Please join for a social gathering at 6:30 prior to the beginning of the two-hour program at 7. Visit www.womenofthewellbr.com for additional information.

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Planned Giving

Turn Your Annual Gift into a Forever Gift


Annual gifts are a critical lifeline to the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Without them, we couldn’t fully 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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  • At Home There, and Never Alone

    The holiday film Home Alone remains a seasonal favorite, repeatedly replayed on television from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Though fans of the film recall young Kevin’s skill in protecting his home and the slapstick antics that befall the two would-be “Wet Bandits,” a poignant vignette is sandwiched between these memorable scenes. Having overheard the bandits plan to rob his home at nine in the evening, Kevin makes a trip to the store for incidentals

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  • The Worker and the Work

    The Worker and the Work

     

    The most careful reading of the Gospels reveals very little information concerning him, and yet all of that is complimentary. St. Matthew used the word righteous to describe him and referred to him as a descendant of King David. What few recorded events involve him show him to be godly, obedient, devoted to his

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  • Decorate Your Life

    Decorate Your Life

    Retailers make the transitions earlier each year. Back to School pencils and pants are followed by Halloween costumes and candy, and these are immediately followed by Christmas displays of every kind. Christmas trees, wrapping paper, garland and gift displays aren’t uncommon mid-September, even before the arrival of

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  • Birthplace of the Prince of Peace

    Birthplace of the Prince of Peace

    From the Stewardship Today Archives, December 2009


    The Bethlehem of childhood is a settled place of innocence and whimsy, more theatrical scene than celebrated site. Not so much the vista of a city but the view of

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