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Summer Leisure Learning Continues

Immaculate Conception Church, 865 Hatchell Lane in Denham Springs, is hosting a Summer Leisure Learning Series each Thursday at 7 PM through August 9 in the church’s small hall. Topics include discussions of papal authority, the Eucharist, and Mary. For more information, please call 225-665-5359.

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Planned Giving

Estate Planning for Singles


When it comes to estate planning, being single doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. You still need to plan for the future, even if the present doesn’t include a spouse or partner. Here’s why: If you were to die without a will, the state in which you live would decide the fate of your assets. The people and causes you care about might not be provided for.

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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

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 sick I will heal (but the sleek and the strong I will destroy), shepherding them rightly.” The Old Testament prophet Ezekiel revealed the Father as the great shepherd and his people as his sheep.      

The best leaders set a standard of selfless care and direction. They lead by example, serving their constituency and serving staff members, as well. But, none meet the standard set by God, the Great Shepherd. It is commonplace for many in leadership to routinely clean house, removing the ‘lost’ and the ‘strays.’ That isn’t the way with the Lord. He actually seeks out the lost, the strays, the injured, and the sick. Ever felt lost, or wounded, broken or hurt? The great Shepherd is on a mission, seeking you out to restore you and return you to his good pasture. That’s an example of care and leadership worth following.  

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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