Domestic Church Weekend

The Rosaryville Spirit Life Center is hosting a Domestic Church Weekend. It is scheduled for a four-day weekend—from Thursday, October 17 through Sunday, October 20—at 39003 Rosaryville Road in Ponchatoula. For additional details, visit

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Planned Giving

The Benefits of Giving Stock

A Tax-Smart Way to Make an Impact

Making a gift of appreciated stock to the Diocese of Baton Rouge is an investment with real benefits. Aside from the potential tax advantages of making a generous future gift, you also gain the satisfaction of knowing that you are leaving a lasting impact on a cause close to your heart.cates? 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:

With Kids in the Streets

Gary’s father was raised in Brooklyn, rooted for the Dodgers, and remembers weekends on Coney Island. When he talks about his childhood, he describes summers spent on the stoop, playing stickball on the street, doo wop groups on the corner, and the relief a local fire company provided when they opened up a fire hydrant and sprayed the kids, while testing water pressure. The boys and girls in his neighborhood played in the street, all the time. Every time he sees a period photo of New York-area kids running through water like that, he looks for signs of the old neighborhood. It was safe, he reminds the family. Kids played in the street then. All the time.

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: I am intensely jealous for Zion, stirred to jealous wrath for her. I have returned to Zion, and I will dwell within Jerusalem; Jerusalem will be called the faithful city, and the mountain of the Lord of hosts, the holy mountain. Old men and old women will again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each with staff in hand because of old age. The city will be filled with boys and girls playing in its streets. Even if this should seem impossible in the eyes of the remnant of this people in those days, should it seem impossible in my eyes also? I am going to rescue my people from the land of the rising sun, and from the land of the setting sun. I will bring them back to dwell in Jerusalem. They will be my people, and I will be their God, in faithfulness and justice.”


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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