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LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

St. Padre Pio Relics

On Friday, April 6, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Baton Rouge from 11 AM to 8 PM, the people of the diocese will have the opportunity to venerate the relics of St. Padre Pio, “Italy’s most beloved saint,” canonized by St. John Paul II in 2002. For more information, visit the church website: www.sacredheartbr.org

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Planned Giving

Turn Your Annual Gift into a Forever Gift


Annual gifts are a critical lifeline to the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge. Without them, we couldn’t fund our work. If you’re an annual donor, you know firsthand the satisfaction that comes from making a difference—and we deeply appreciate your generosity. But as you look to the future, you may wonder what will happen to the programs made possible through your gifts once you’re gone. How can you make sure your generosity continues forever?

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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

How’d You Do That?

Kids are inquisitive. Pinch the wick to extinguish a candle. How’d you do that? “Rock the baby” with an old yo-yo. How’d you do that? Juggle three or four tennis balls. How’d you do that? Paint a straight line. How’d any of us do that? First century spiritual leaders, those who’d been to school and served in the temple for a lifetime, were simply unable to grant poor fishermen any credit whatsoever. Heal the crippled? How’d you do that? Most importantly, by what training or by whose authority did you do it?

“Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, answered the leaders, elders, and scribes assembled in Jerusalem: ‘Leaders of the people and elders, if we are being examined today about a good deed done to a cripple, namely, by what means he was saved, then all of you and all the people of Israel should know that it was in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead; in his name, this man stands before you healed. He is the stone rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved.’ ”

 

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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