devotional

Monthly Newsletter

Your mail*
Your name*


LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

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 and 10:30 PM. Visit www.catholiclifetv.org for a variety of daily Catholic programming.

Diocesan News Page

Download Stewardship Today Free

For the convenience of our readers, a four-page, abridged set of monthly Stewardship Today articles is available as a downloadable PDF file.

Download the PDF Version

Planned Giving

3 Ways to Ensure Family Comes First


Naming the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge as a beneficiary in your will is a simple way to enable the future of our important work. But maybe you’ve hesitated because you’re unsure about how much to give.

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

In Remembrance

 

In Remembrance

From the Stewardship Today Archives, January 2006

“He took a cup, gave thanks, and said, ‘Take this and share it among yourselves.’ Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.’ ” Rich in meaning, in blessing and in grace, the Blessed Sacrament unites us with the Savior and calls us to remember his life and death, to consider his sacrifice and resurrection. Just as he said we should, we do so, and as we do, we remember.

Celebration and remembrance are commonly linked. At God’s command, the ancient Hebrews celebrated three main festivals, and each of the three was designed to encourage the Israelites to remember God and their relationship to him. The Passover commemorated their deliverance from Egyptian bondage. The Feast of Unleavened Bread called to memory the hardships faced by those who left Egypt. The Feast of Tabernacles, also called the Festival of Booths, was held to remember the difficulties experienced during the wilderness wandering. Other festivals and feasts similarly tied specific events to annual celebrations, so that the people of God might remember.

Our calendars are full of holidays and celebrations. National holidays encourage us to remember the sacrifices of those who helped secure our civic freedom. Personal and family holidays help us to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. It’s said there are some who attend religious services only at Easter and Christmas. At least they recognize holidays that honor Christ.

Here’s a suggestion for the New Year: If you haven’t done so in a while, why not find out what the Catholic liturgical calendar is all about. Ask a priest or deacon, pick up a book from your church library, or log on to Catholic Online, and learn more about all of the special days we commemorate. In many ways, we honor God and acknowledge our relationship. In many ways, we remember his goodness and provision. In remembrance, and to serve even more fully, we learn more.  

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.

A Product of Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge
Copyright © 2018 Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge. All Rights Reserved.
Website supported by Educational Technology Leaders LLC