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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

Consider a Gift of Real Estate


If you’ve lost interest in home maintenance, grown tired of paying property taxes on a vacation home you no longer use, or need only a portion of the living space you currently own, you may be ready to make a move. But before you summon the energy to put your home on the market, think about a charitable gift.

If you would like to help fulfill our mission, your property can open the door to a unique giving opportunity: Donate the property to the Diocese of Baton Rouge, either now or whenever you no longer need it. You can give the property to us now, retain the use of it for life, give us partial use, place it in trust, or offer it as a bequest in your will.

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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

Serve One Another Through Love

ministry june2019“The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Corinthians 3:17). Paul wrote those words, of course. We may think of freedom in political terms. The Apostle understood that concept too, but he wrote of a liberty more profound—the spiritual beliefs that frequently meant his imprisonment. Jailed, but free? Exactly the point. The law—however applied—is unable to shackle the human spirit, freeing us to rejoice, and freeing us to love each other.

“You were called for freedom, but do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, serve one another through love. For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ If you go on biting and devouring one another, beware that you are not consumed. Live by the Spirit and you will certainly not gratify the desires of the flesh.

“If you are guided by the Spirit, you are not under the law. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Those who belong to Christ have crucified their flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit” (From Galatians, chapter 5). And this is how we are to live.

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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