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LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

Adoration Chapel Anniversary

St. Philomena Church, 108 Brulé Road in Labadieville, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Adoration Chapel on Tuesday, July 30, beginning with Mass at 6 PM. For additional information, call (985) 526-4247.

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Planned Giving

It’s Easier Than Ever to Support the Diocese of Baton Rouge

Simply Make a Tax-Free Gift from Your IRA

You’ve worked hard, saved diligently and are ready to enjoy your retirement years. Maybe you’re also looking for a way to give back to the organizations and causes that have been important to you. Consider making a gift from your IRA.

If you’re 70½ or older, you can use the IRA charitable rollover to make a tax-free gift to the Diocese of Baton Rouge. This provision allows you to transfer any amount up to $100,000 directly to a qualified charitable organization without paying income tax on the distribution. 

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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

Do Unto Others

“ ‘Do not give what is holy to dogs, or throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them underfoot, and turn and tear you to pieces. Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets. Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many. How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few.’ ”

Stricken with fear and bleeding from a nasty gash on his leg, the stranger ran from the wooded area across the street into a front yard full of gathered neighbors. Blood soaked into the teenaged boy’s shoe, and he screamed he’d fallen on an axe. One Mom leaned down to calm him, while her husband tore at fabric to expose the wound and stop the bleeding. Though another neighbor called for an ambulance, one suggested no one should touch the wound, nor anything already stained with blood. “You don’t know whether or not he’s infected with something.” The father pretended not to hear, ripping the edge of his own shirt away, applying it to the large cut. “What if this were your son?” he asked. “Would you want us to just wish him well?”

 

This devotional article is taken from the Total Stewardship curriculum of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, one of dozens of devotional pieces that support resources designed for the Stewardship of Prayer, the Stewardship of Ministry, and the Stewardship of Finance. The material purposefully aligns with the annual Catholic liturgy, the Third Edition of the Roman Missal and the Revised Edition of the New American Bible. We invite you to contact us for more information concerning ways the Total Stewardship curriculum might be used to serve your parish and your parishioners.

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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