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LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

Revelation Study

St. Joseph the Worker Church in Pierre Part is hosting an 11-week Tuesday Bible study entitled “Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come,” beginning Tuesday, January 9, at both 10 AM and 7 PM. Jeff Cavins will serve as the instructor. For more information, call Duane, (985) 252-6008, or email: duane@sjworker.org

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Planned Giving

The Best Charitable Gifts to Make in 2018


With the introduction of tax reform this year, you may be looking at your finances and wondering how you can continue to be charitable. There are many ways you can make a difference at the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge while enjoying financial benefits for yourself.

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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

Everyone Will Support Us. Won’t They?

“Again, Jesus entered the synagogue. There was a man there who had a withered hand. They watched him closely to see if he would cure him on the Sabbath so that they might accuse him. He said to the man with the withered hand, ‘Come up here before us.’ Then he said to them, ‘Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?’ But they remained silent. Looking around at them with anger and grieved at their hardness of heart, he said to the man, ‘Stretch out your hand.’ He stretched it out and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately took counsel with the Herodians against him to put him to death.”       

Would you be willing to break the law to do something you thought was right? What if you saw discomforting space begin to grow between the legal and the moral? Could you break the law? Could you simply break with tradition? “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath,” Jesus told the Pharisees (Mark 2:27). In that day, healing was considered work, and on the Sabbath, work was forbidden. This weekend, if you are forced to make an emergency room visit with your young child, wouldn’t you be grateful to find nurses and physicians available on a Sunday? Why were the Pharisees so cruel? Why did they lack compassion?

 

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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