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LOCAL DIOCESAN NEWS

Sounds of Peace Concert

St. Aloysius Catholic Parish, 2025 Stuart Avenue in Baton Rouge, is hosting a free concert featuring Kitty Cleveland and her “Sounds of Peace Project for the Poor,” on Sunday afternoon, December 15, from 2 to 4 PM. Visit www.kittycleveland.com for additional details.

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Planned Giving

Turn Your Annual Gift into a Forever Gift


Annual gifts are a critical lifeline to the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Without them, we couldn’t fully fund our work. If you’re an annual donor, you know firsthand the satisfaction that comes from making a difference—and we deeply appreciate your generosity. But as you look to the future, you may wonder what will happen to the programs made possible through your gifts once you’re gone. How can you make sure your generosity continues forever?

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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

On That Prophetic Day

“On that day the deaf shall hear the words of a scroll; and out of the gloom and darkness, the eyes of the blind shall see. The lowly shall again find joy in the Lord, the poorest rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of the house of Jacob, who redeemed Abraham: No longer shall Jacob be ashamed, no longer shall his face grow pale. For when his children see the work of my hands in his midst, they shall sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, be in awe of the God of Israel.”

As much as any Old Testament messenger, Isaiah is identified as a Messianic prophet, pointing readers to Christ’s miraculous birth and his glorious return. Unrolling his scroll unveiled the legacy of generations—from Abraham to Isaac, Jacob to Joseph and his brothers, and more. Their children became the ancestral cast for all daughters and sons of God, offspring of the beliefs first identified with Abraham, “the father of all faithful.” As they looked for the Lord’s arrival in David’s city, we await his return from Glory, as “the Holy One of Israel.

 

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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