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LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

St. Jean Vianney Mission

Father Cedric Pisegna CP, will present a mission entitled “Life with Passion,” Monday through Wednesday, November 6 to 8, 8:30 AM to 7 PM, at St. Jean Vianney Church, 16166 S. Harrells Ferry Road in Baton Rouge. Please call (225) 753-7950 for details.

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Planned Giving

Make a Tax-Free Gift with an IRA


If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. This law no longer has an expiration date, so you are free to make annual gifts to our organization this year and well into the 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

The Exception Is the Rule

“Who can find a woman of worth? Far beyond jewels is her value. Her husband trusts her judgment; he does not lack income. She brings him profit, not loss, all the days of her life. She seeks out wool and flax and weaves with skillful hands. She puts her hands to the distaff, and her fingers ply the spindle. She reaches out her hands to the poor, and extends her arms to the needy. Charm is deceptive and beauty fleeting; the woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Acclaim her for the work of her hands, and let her deeds praise her at the city gates.”

An actress from Hollywood’s Golden Age recently passed away. One of her obituaries offered commentary concerning an era that has also past. She’d been upbraided by relatives who suggested she should stay home and raise a family, even as she pursued a career in the theater. Determined to do both, she raised several children and enjoyed the fame of a film career at the same time. Her last years were even marked by generous philanthropy. Read the description of a godly, virtuous woman, as found in the book of Proverbs. It’s no secret. In God’s family, a gifted, respected, hard-working woman in any profession or position is the norm, not the exception.

 

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.

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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