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Rosaryville Events

Rosaryville Spirit Life Center has scheduled prayer retreats for the weekends of March 15 to 17, and March 22 to 24. To register for either or both of these events, visit www.catholicretreatcenter.org, or call (225) 294-5039.

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Planned Giving

5 Steps to a Better Estate Plan

By planning your estate now, you create a legacy that reflects your preferences. You can do this by creating a secure future for your loved ones and also ensuring your support for the places, people and causes close to your heart.

Here are 5 simple ways that ensure your estate plan reflects your desires.

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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

Please, Listen to This

Some hazards leave us breathless, quaking in our boots and unable to focus. With a desire to warn those we care about, others direct us to an electronics store and the purchase of a microphone and loud speaker. As Jesus frequently said, “We have ears to hear and eyes to see the truth of God’s word, as it often appears right in front of us. Pointing a finger at someone else never removes our own responsibility to listen, to read, and to respond in obedience.

“ ‘There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores. When the poor man died, he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried, and from the netherworld he cried out, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me. Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am suffering torment in these flames.’ Abraham replied, ‘My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented. Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established to prevent anyone from crossing who might wish to go from our side to yours or from your side to ours.’ He said, ‘Then I beg you, father, send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they too come to this place of torment.’ Then Abraham said, ‘If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.’ ”

 

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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