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Jambalaya Cook-Off

St. Gabriel Church, 3425 Highway 75 in St. Gabriel, is hosting its 13th Annual PaPa George Fairchild Jambalaya Cook-Off, benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Sunday, September 8. For more information, please visit www.papageorgefairchild.com

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Where do you keep important documents such as your will, mortgage papers and birth certificates? Are they tucked away in a desk drawer or stuffed into your filing cabinet? There’s a better place for them.

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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

A Larger Territory

“After he left the synagogue, he entered the house of Simon. Simon’s mother-in-law was afflicted with a severe fever, and they interceded with him about her. He stood over her, rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up immediately and waited on them. At sunset, all who had people sick with various diseases brought them to him. He laid his hands on each of them and cured them. And demons also came out from many, shouting, ‘You are the Son of God.’ But he rebuked them and did not allow them to speak because they knew that he was the Messiah. At daybreak, Jesus left and went to a deserted place. The crowds went looking for him, and when they came to him, they tried to prevent him from leaving them. But he said to them, ‘To the other towns also I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God, because for this purpose I have been sent.’ And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.”

Bring together a skilled salesperson, a product or service in demand, and a fertile territory—especially one with qualified leads, and a company can count on a certain measure of success. Some might argue that the proliferation of telemarketers indicates outdoor salespeople are a negotiable variable. And buyers often buy products and services for which they have little use. But those customers—a territory with potential—that’s a fairly essential piece of the pie. The disciples were certain Jesus could have a lasting impact in Peter’s neighborhood. After all, he’d “laid his hands on each of them and cured them,” and “the crowds tried to prevent him from leaving them.” Jesus was responsible for a larger territory, and so he headed “to the other towns.” Aren’t we grateful?

 

This devotional article is taken from the Total Stewardship curriculum of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, one of dozens of devotional pieces that support resources designed for the Stewardship of Prayer, the Stewardship of Ministry, and the Stewardship of Finance. The material purposefully aligns with the annual Catholic liturgy, the Third Edition of the Roman Missal and the Revised Edition of the New American Bible. We invite you to contact us for more information concerning ways the Total Stewardship curriculum might be used to serve your parish and your parishioners.

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