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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.

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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

May the Lord Bless You

finance dec2019As we noted in the November issue of this newsletter, God provided Moses the words to one of the most commonly utilized biblical benedictions. We repeat it here, once again promoting the eternal blessing of the God we worship. “The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26). It is a timely message, with seasonal import. We praise God for our blessings, and we think of the holiday season and the many ways we might extend God’s blessings to others.

Do we really have all we need? More personally, do we feel blessed? “Blessed are all who fear the Lord, and who walk in his ways. What your hands provide, you will enjoy; you will be blessed and prosper; your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your home, your children like young olive plants around your table. Just so will the man be blessed who fears the Lord” (Psalm 128:1-4).

Though the first passage of this two-stanza psalm arises from an earlier day partly defined by the language of that era, the second stanza not only promotes similar truths but affirms a universal message of human prosperity and godly blessing. “May the Lord bless you from Zion; may you see Jerusalem’s prosperity all the days of your life, and live to see your children’s children. Peace upon Israel” (Psalm 128:5-6).

May you know God’s blessing this Christmas. May you experience the prosperity of heaven, the fruitfulness that comes from the hand of the Almighty, the presence of the very Son of God, and the joy of the Holy Family. “May the Lord bless you.”

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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