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Planned Giving

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An endowed gift to the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

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The Steward’s Bookshelf

Recommended Resources for Reflection and Study

The Stewardship of Ministry

Mission America:
            Challenges and Opportunities for Catholics Today

Desiano, Frank   Paulist Press, 2011

The Church of Mercy:
           A Vision for the Church

Pope Francis     Loyola Press, 2014

Servant Leadership:
           A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness

Greenleaf, Robert     Paulist Press, 2002

Evangelizing Catholics:
             A Mission Manual for the New Evangelization

Hahn, Scott    OSV, 2014


The Stewardship of Finance

Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World

Giving 2.0:
             Transform Your Giving and Our World

Arrillaga-Andreesen, Laura   Jossey-Bass, 2011

The Art of Giving:
             Where the Soul Meets a Business Plan

Bronfman, Charles      Jossey-Bass, 2009

Courageous Generosity:
             A Bible Study for Women on Historic Sacrifice           

Mitch, Stacy     Emmaus Road, 2009

A Spirituality of Fundraising

Nouwen, Fr. Henri     Upper Room, 2011


Passing the Plate:
             Why American Christians Don’t Give Away More           

Smith, Christian, Michael Emerson and Patricia Snell     Oxford, 2008


Best Practices in Parish Stewardship

Zech, Charles     OSV, 2008

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