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LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

Domestic Church Weekend

The Rosaryville Spirit Life Center is hosting a Domestic Church Weekend. It is scheduled for a four-day weekend—from Thursday, October 17 through Sunday, October 20—at 39003 Rosaryville Road in Ponchatoula. For additional details, visit www.domesticchurchfamilies.com.

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Planned Giving

The Benefits of Giving Stock

A Tax-Smart Way to Make an Impact


Making a gift of appreciated stock to the Diocese of Baton Rouge is an investment with real benefits. Aside from the potential tax advantages of making a generous future gift, you also gain the satisfaction of knowing that you are leaving a lasting impact on a cause close to your heart.cates? 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

Just Ask a Question. Anything.

Misplace something important to you—your keys, cellphone or wallet—and the most sarcastic among us will say, “Don’t worry. You’ll find it in the last place you look.” Right. Keep looking. “Seek, and you will find.” When you have a need, “knock and the door will be opened to you.” A recognizable passage of Scripture with a familiar outcome, we know the words, and they readily apply to many areas of life. We wisely note the context. God awaits our call. As we might say in contemporary language, it’s as if God is saying, “I love you. Come talk to me. Ask a question. Anything. I’ll answer.”

“And Jesus said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has a friend to whom he goes at midnight and says, Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, for a friend of mine has arrived at my house from a journey and I have nothing to offer him, and he says in reply from within, Do not bother me; the door has already been locked and my children and I are already in bed. I cannot get up to give you anything. I tell you, if he does not get up to give him the loaves because of their friendship, he will get up to give him whatever he needs because of his persistence. And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.’ ”

 

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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