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LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

Jambalaya Cook-Off

St. Gabriel Church, 3425 Highway 75 in St. Gabriel, is hosting its 13th Annual PaPa George Fairchild Jambalaya Cook-Off, benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Sunday, September 8. For more information, please visit www.papageorgefairchild.com

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Planned Giving

How To Keep Your Documents Safe

What Should and Should Not Go in a Safe-Deposit Box


Where do you keep important documents such as your will, mortgage papers and birth certificates? Are they tucked away in a desk drawer or stuffed into your filing cabinet? There’s a better place for them.

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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

Well-Rooted in Jesus

“So, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in him, rooted in him and built upon him and established in the faith as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one captivate you with an empty, seductive philosophy according to human tradition, according to the elemental powers of the world and not according to Christ. For in him dwells the whole fullness of the deity bodily, and you share in this fullness in him, who is the head of every principality and power.”

“Look, Mommy, that tree fell over, and all of the roots are showing!” Sarah was right. The pin oak must have been at least sixty or seventy-feet tall, but heavy winds had caused it to fall, right across the front lawn of their parish school. It had shattered, sending limbs and shards of bark from one end of the front parking lot to the other. The root ball, though, was the primary topic of conversation. The root system was shallow. Older parishioners were unfazed, but the relatively small root ball surprised almost everyone else. “Such a tall, hearty tree,” they said, “but such a poor system beneath the surface.” Thank God, we’re “rooted in Christ, built upon him, and established in the faith,” a Church that abides in Christ.

 

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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