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LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

Christmas Concert

St. Mark Catholic Church, at 42021 Highway 621 in Gonzales, will host a Christmas concert featuring NaNasha and the Easton Hollis Group, Wednesday evening, December 13, 7 to 8:30 PM. For more information, call 225-647-8461.

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Planned Giving

A Family-First Philosophy


They say charity starts at home, and that can be especially true during uncertain economic times. If you’re worried that you won’t be able to provide for your family, you might overlook a gift to the organizations and causes that also need your support.

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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

We Follow the Prince of Peace

ministry dec2017“For a child has been born to us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6, NRSVCE). “Since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1, NABRE). “The peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7). Peace. It is a defining characteristic of Jesus Christ. As committed parishioners of the Catholic faith, and in loving peace, we model the Lord’s example and “let the peace of Christ control our hearts.”

An aspect of Christian living, that is the message offered by St. Paul to the biblical church in Colossae. “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do. And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection. And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:12-17).

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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