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LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

Men’s Conference

“A Call to Battle” is the theme of this year’s Men of the Immaculata Men’s Conference, to be held at St. George Catholic Church on Saturday, March 9. Tickets are available at a cost of $50 per adult and $25 for each student. Visit www.catholicmenbr.com for additional details.

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Planned Giving

A Personal Approach to Giving

Including a gift in your will is a thoughtful way to support the causes and organizations that are close to your heart—respected institutions like the Diocese of Baton Rouge, for example. It’s an easy way to support our mission in the future without using any of your assets today. Consider two special features that make this a popular type of gift: flexibility and versatility.

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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 Word Reads the Word

The Gospel of John opens with these familiar words: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be” (John 1:1-3a). A central doctrinal truth connects the Living Word and the Written Word—Jesus Christ, as we also see in the Gospel. “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). When we read and study these truths, foundational to our ministries of teaching and spiritual formation, we underscore the essential significance of the Scriptures. Jesus, himself, did the same thing.

Following the enemy’s desert temptation of Christ, “Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news of him spread throughout the whole region. He taught in their synagogues and was praised by all. He came to Nazareth, where he had grown up, and went according to his custom into the synagogue on the sabbath day. He stood up to read and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written:

“ ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.’ Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down, and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him. He said to them, ‘Today this scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.’ And all spoke highly of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth” (Luke 4:14-22a).

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