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Rosaryville Events

Rosaryville Spirit Life Center has scheduled prayer retreats for the weekends of March 15 to 17, and March 22 to 24. To register for either or both of these events, visit www.catholicretreatcenter.org, or call (225) 294-5039.

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Planned Giving

5 Steps to a Better Estate Plan

By planning your estate now, you create a legacy that reflects your preferences. You can do this by creating a secure future for your loved ones and also ensuring your support for the places, people and causes close to your heart.

Here are 5 simple ways that ensure your estate plan reflects your desires.

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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 Shame of Blatant Sin

“I prayed to the Lord, my God, and confessed, ‘Ah, Lord, great and awesome God, you who keep your covenant and show mercy toward those who love you and keep your commandments and your precepts! We have sinned, been wicked and done evil; we have rebelled and turned from your commandments and your laws. We have not obeyed your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, our ancestors, and all the people of the land. Justice, O Lord, is on your side; we are shamefaced even to this day: the men of Judah, the residents of Jerusalem, and all Israel, near and far, in all the lands to which you have scattered them because of their treachery toward you. O Lord, we are ashamed, like our kings, our princes, and our ancestors, for having sinned against you.’ But to the Lord, our God, belong compassion and forgiveness, though we rebelled against him and did not hear the voice of the Lord, our God, by walking in his laws given through his servants the prophets.”

If you’ve stood in line at a local grocery store, you’ve likely viewed the fruit of the strong-willed child—clamoring for a last-second purchase of a toy or piece of candy, dancing in and out of the line, throwing a fit or simply throwing things in general. Were you ever viewed as strong-willed? Are you still? From the Almighty’s perspective, aren’t we all. Sure. To live based on our personal preferences can overshadow God’s will for us, what he knows is best. Thankfully, in his mercy, God forgives us and lovingly restores us after repeated mistakes, childish behavior and shallow promises to change.  

 

 

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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