St. Paul 5K Walk & Run

St. Paul Catholic Church is sponsoring a 5K Walk and Run for literacy awareness on Saturday, March 22, on the grounds of the church at 3912 Gus Young Avenue in Baton Rouge. Registration opens at 7 AM, with the race scheduled for 8. For additional information, or to register, visit

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A Purposeful Early Retirement

“The Lord said to Moses: This is the rule for the Levites. Everyone twenty-five years old or more shall join the personnel in the service of the tent of meeting. But everyone fifty on up shall retire from the work force and serve no more. They shall assist their fellow Levites in the tent of meeting in performing their duties, but they shall not do the work. This then, is how you are to regulate the duties of the Levites” (Numbers 8:23-26). We’d call that early retirement. For the Lord’s priests, it was simply wise. Few ever experience the level of manual work required to sacrifice scores of animals, and sacrifices were simply part of the Levitical call. Worshipers no longer sacrifice bulls, sheep and goats. God provided the ultimate Lamb, the Son Jesus Christ to “take away sins.”

“It is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats take away sins. For this reason, when he came into the world, he said: ‘Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; holocausts and sin offerings you took no delight in.’ Then I said, ‘As is written of me in the scroll: Behold, I come to do your will, O God.’ First he says, ‘Sacrifices and offerings, holocausts and sin offerings, you neither desired nor delighted in.’ These are offered according to the law. Then he says, ‘Behold, I come to do your will.’ He takes away the first to establish the second. By this ‘will,’ we have been consecrated through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”


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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