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LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

Rosaryville Nun Run

The Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road in Ponchatoula, will hold its Nun Run 1-Mile Fun Run, 5K Trail Run, and Anything Goes Cookoff on Saturday, May 11. Visit www.catholicretreatcenter.org for event details.

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Planned Giving

A Woman’s Guide to Estate Planning

A 4-Point Plan for Your Future Success

Please take a moment to consider this all-too-familiar story. The month after Anne turned 30, her dear mother passed away. In the weeks that followed the funeral, Anne discovered that her Mom—a widow—had failed to draft a plan for her estate. In the absence of a plan, state law determined how her mother’s assets would be distributed.

According to a study by the National Center for Women and Retirement, nearly 90% of surveyed women will make their own significant financial decisions at some point in their lives. Whether you are single, divorced or widowed, fashioning an effective estate plan is part of thoughtful, prudent independence.

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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

Ask

Ask. Such a simple thing. The essential salesperson’s tool, and the fundamental descriptor for a successful fundraiser. Whatever else you do, make “the ask.” Don’t forget to ask. It’s no less true in our spiritual lives, as we pray. Don’t forget to ask. God permits us the chance to see him at work when we ask, when we unburden ourselves on our knees, when we convey our inner thoughts, hurts, and desires. He answers our requests and blesses us, even though we sometimes must wait.

“Why do the nations protest, and the peoples conspire in vain? Kings on earth rise up and princes plot together against the Lord and against his anointed one: ‘Let us break their shackles and cast off their chains from us!’ The one enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord derides them, then he speaks to them in his anger, in his wrath he terrifies them: ‘I myself have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.’ I will proclaim the decree of the Lord, he said to me, ‘You are my son; today I have begotten you. Ask it of me, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, and, as your possession, the ends of the earth. With an iron rod you will shepherd them, like a potter’s vessel you will shatter them.’ ”

 

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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