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LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

Amazing Half Marathon

Make plans now to support the 4th Annual Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital Amazing Half Marathon, set for Saturday, March 9. The half marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids runs feature downtown starts and the chance to run through some of the most engaging neighborhoods in the city. Register now at www.amazinghalf.com

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Planned Giving

Fast Facts About Planned Giving

If you hear “planned giving” and think it’s only for people older or wealthier than you—or that it’s just too confusing—you’re not alone. However, planned giving is for people of all ages and any economic status, and it doesn’t have to be difficult.

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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

An Extension of Trust in God

For contemporary youthworkers, trust exercises are a regular part of many special events, an excellent way to teach teens the importance of trusting God. One of the more popular exercises requires a teen to climb an eight-foot ladder, standing on a rung even with the outstretched arms of his or her peers. Free falling while facing the ladder, arms crossed and legs stiff, the climber is altogether vulnerable. Eight peers or so, with their arms interlocked, stand ready to catch their falling friend. They believe they’ll catch their friend, and that friend trusts they will.

“Thus says the Lord: Cursed is the man who trusts in human beings, who makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a barren bush in the wasteland that enjoys no change of season, but stands in lava beds in the wilderness, a land, salty and uninhabited. Blessed are those who trust in the Lord; the Lord will be their trust. They are like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches out its roots to the stream: It does not fear heat when it comes, its leaves stay green; in the year of drought it shows no distress, but still produces fruit.”

 

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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