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Televised Mass

Catholic Life Television broadcasts the Tuesday Midday Mass, live from St. Joseph Cathedral at 12 Noon, and rebroadcasts the service at 6 PM and 10:30 PM. Visit www.catholiclifetv.org for a variety of daily Catholic programming.

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Planned Giving

Are You Prepared for Tax Time?

Tax season is here. If you haven’t done so already, it is time to gather paperwork and file your 2019 taxes. Below, you’ll find some tips to help you prepare for your tax appointment and ensure you get the most out of your giving.

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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

We Are Invited

prayer march20Brooke reached for her new letter opener. Excited by the possibilities such glossy stationery held, she dropped the envelope and the opener’s solid end caught the edge of her desk, flipping the blade. The point struck her on the ankle. A squeal attracted her roommates, and they gathered to ask what caused the commotion. The young graduate student held up her mail, and they saw the invitation. The invitation. They had invited Brooke. “Please come,” she read. “Please come.” No worries about that. She’d go. “Come,” they said, and “go” she would.

We go to the store. We go on vacation. We go to work. And we go to Mass. At the Lord’s invitation, we go. He said, “Come.” The God of the heavens invited us to come near. “Come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord; cry out to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with a song of praise, joyfully sing out our psalms. For the Lord is the great God, the great king over all gods, whose hand holds the depths of the earth; who owns the tops of the mountains. The sea and dry land belong to God, who made them, formed them by hand. Enter, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before the Lord who made us. For he is our God, we are the people he shepherds, the sheep in his hands” (Psalm 95:1-7).

Some go to Mass, celebrate the Eucharist, pray and sing, and do so out of at least some sense of obligation. It’s what we do. The Lord says, “Come near.” To road weary disciples, anxious and often misunderstood, Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light” (Matthew 11:28-30). “Come to Jesus.” “Come, let us sing.” Let us pray. Let us worship. Let us come to the Lord. We are invited.

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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