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LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

Evening of Reflection

Marcie Buckle, a member of the diocesan Pastoral Planning Task Force and a consultant with the Louisiana Department of Education is the scheduled guest speaker for a Women of the Well evening of reflection, Tuesday night, December 10, at St. Patrick Church, 12424 Brodgon Lane, in Baton Rouge. Please join for a social gathering at 6:30 prior to the beginning of the two-hour program at 7. Visit www.womenofthewellbr.com for additional information.

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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

Lion from the Tribe of Judah

Name seven. A popular game for educators, ask students to name seven of anything. Name the seven dwarfs. Name the seven wonders of the ancient world. Try naming seven candy bars, flavors of soda, seven of the Founding Fathers, seven states that border the Atlantic Ocean. A fun and simple activity, it points to the limits of human memory. We could choose biblical examples, with similar results. Name seven of the twelve apostles. How about the children of Jacob, the tribes of Israel? Would everyone remember Benjamin? How about Joseph? Father of priests, Leah’s son Levi? Or, what about Judah? We should remember Judah. Jesus was one of his descendants, a Lion from The Tribe of Judah. We discover that truth in the very first book of the Bible.

“Jacob called his sons and said: ‘Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob, listen to Israel, your father. You, Judah, shall your brothers praise—your hand on the neck of your enemies; the sons of your father shall bow down to you. Judah is a lion’s cub, you have grown up on prey, my son. He crouches, lies down like a lion, like a lioness—who could dare rouse him? The scepter shall never depart from Judah, or the mace from between his feet, until tribute comes to him, and he receives the people’s obedience.’ ”

  

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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