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LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

Domestic Church Weekend

The Rosaryville Spirit Life Center is hosting a Domestic Church Weekend. It is scheduled for a four-day weekend—from Thursday, October 17 through Sunday, October 20—at 39003 Rosaryville Road in Ponchatoula. For additional details, visit www.domesticchurchfamilies.com.

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Planned Giving

The Benefits of Giving Stock

A Tax-Smart Way to Make an Impact


Making a gift of appreciated stock to the Diocese of Baton Rouge is an investment with real benefits. Aside from the potential tax advantages of making a generous future gift, you also gain the satisfaction of knowing that you are leaving a lasting impact on a cause close to your heart.cates? Are they tucked away in a desk drawer or stuffed into your filing cabinet? There’s a better place for them.

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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

An Equal Opportunity Ministry

“Afterward he journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their resources.”

Granddad couldn’t have imagined visiting a female physician. His grandsons and granddaughters are all tended by doctors who are women. The same is true for his son’s accountant, his daughter’s dentist, and her husband’s boss at the store. We often talk of equality in the workplace, equal pay and equal opportunity, and so we should. Why did the changes take so long? Moreover, where did we lose our way? Female followers of Jesus were the first to see him risen from the tomb, and as early in his earthly ministry as the narrative we find in Luke, chapter 8, it’s clear those who journeyed with Jesus and the disciples included a great many faithful women. Thanks to the Spirit’s inspiration, we even know their names.

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.

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