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LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

Divorced and Separated Catholics

St. John the Evangelist Church, 15208 Highway 73 in Prairieville, will host a nine-week program for divorced and separated Catholics beginning Thursday, February 6, and running through the spring. Guests will meet in Room 108 of the parish educational building, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. For additional information, please send an email to the following address: deaconrandy@stjohnchurch.org

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Planned Giving

The FAQs on the SECURE Act


The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was enacted Jan. 1, 2020. With it came many questions for those who are planning for retirement, retired or who are retiring in the near future.

 

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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

I Know Exactly What’s Happening

The last weekend of every month, Anthony and Bev are responsible for small group snacks. Everyone looks forward to their contributions—always tasty, always creatively arranged. And their daughter Addie is grateful for whatever comes home. She knows it will be good, and she alone knows why. In the hours before each gathering, the Whole Foods bags are unpacked, and the goodies are transferred from labeled containers to the family’s serving trays. Branded lids are evidence Mom and Dad are headed out, and any leftovers might be headed home, the clues of what’s to come.

“At the end of forty days Noah opened the hatch of the ark that he had made, and he released a raven. It flew back and forth until the waters dried off from the earth. Then he released a dove, to see if the waters had lessened on the earth. But the dove could find no place to perch, and it returned to him in the ark, for there was water over all the earth. Putting out his hand, he caught the dove and drew it back to him inside the ark. He waited yet seven days more and again released the dove from the ark. In the evening the dove came back to him, and there in its bill was a plucked-off olive leaf! So Noah knew that the waters had diminished on the earth. He waited yet another seven days and then released the dove; but this time it did not come back.”

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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