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LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

Televised Mass

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

In One Sentence, Make the Impossible Possible

Remember the Diocese of Baton Rouge in Your Will or Living Trust

What if all you had to do to ensure our organization can be successful for years to come is to write a simple sentence? Sound impossible?

Securing the future of those we serve really is as simple as one sentence. By including a gift to the Diocese of Baton Rouge in your will, you can support our mission tomorrow without giving away any of your assets today.

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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

Well-Taught, Well-Lived, the Cost of Eternal Life

finance april2019Training and professional development programs collectively cost corporations and industrial firms billions of dollars every year. According to the Training Industry Report, companies spend almost a thousand dollars a year per employee, much of it invested in management-level personnel, and a great deal of that using traditional instructional approaches, or what researchers described as a “stand-and-deliver instructor in a classroom setting”—tried and true pedagogy, objectively meaningful and at substantial cost to those institutions.

With his share of added hands-on workshop experiences, it’s precisely how Jesus chose to teach the Twelve. Peter described what Jesus did and taught, and he detailed how he and his colleagues responded. “Peter said, ‘In truth, I see that God shows no partiality. You know the word he sent to the Israelites as he proclaimed peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all, what has happened all over Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached, how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power. He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.

“We are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree. This man God raised on the third day and granted that he be visible, not to all the people, but to us, the witnesses chosen by God in advance, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commissioned us to preach to the people and testify that he is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead. To him all the prophets bear witness, that everyone who believes in him will receive forgiveness of sins through his name” (Acts 10:34, 36-43).

The good news of the Gospel—Jesus gave his life for all those who believe in him, restoring fellowship with God Almighty—is the message Christ taught, to Peter and, by extension, to all who follow. It is, most importantly, the message he lived. Employing the Apostles to carry that message forward, God has blessed us with knowledge of the living truth. Purchasing eternal life for us came at great cost. Ensuring life everlasting cost Jesus his life.

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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