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Catholic Life Television broadcasts the Tuesday Midday Mass, live from St. Joseph Cathedral at 12 Noon, and rebroadcasts the service at 6 PM and 10:30 PM. Visit www.catholiclifetv.org for a variety of daily Catholic programming.

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Planned Giving

How Your Will Keeps Giving, After You’re Gone


A will or living trust allows you to protect your loved ones long after your lifetime. These documents also grant you the power to provide vital resources to causes you care deeply about—resources that organizations and institutions like the Diocese of Baton Rouge need in order to thrive.

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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

Called to Live Like This

ministry oct2017King David, the Psalmist, plead the King of Glory for a lasting measure of his grace. “Make known to me your ways, Lord; teach me your paths. Guide me by your fidelity and teach me, for you are God my savior; for you I will wait all the day long. Remember your compassion and your mercy, O Lord, for they are ages old. Remember no more the sins of my youth; remember me according to your mercy, because of your goodness, Lord. Good and upright is the Lord, therefore he shows sinners the way. He guides the humble in righteousness, and teaches the humble his way” (Psalm 25:4-9). No one typifies godly humility more fully than Jesus Christ, and St. Paul detailed that truth most clearly.

“If there is any encouragement in Christ, any solace in love, any participation in the Spirit, any compassion and mercy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love, united in heart, thinking one thing. Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out for his own interests, but also everyone for those of others. Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found in human appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:1-11).

“Be imitators of God, as beloved children” the Apostle wrote the Ephesians. “And live in love, as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma” (Ephesians 5:1-2). We follow Christ, looking out for the interests of other people, humbly expressing the Lord’s regard for all those Jesus came to redeem. “He humbled himself,” even “to death.” We follow, proclaiming him Lord, “to the glory of God,” acknowledging our need for the supply he secures, as we serve the Lord Jesus Christ. 

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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