World Youth Day

St. Jean Vianney Parish, 16166 S. Harrells Ferry Road in Baton Rouge, will host diocesan World Youth Day activities on Sunday afternoon, October 29, from Noon to 6 PM. Visit for registration info, and make plans to help celebrate this year’s theme, “Humble and Human.”

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Our God Forever

Our God Forever


The author of Psalm 105 created a six-stanza song honoring the ancient promises of God. In stanza one, the songwriter invites us to be thankful: “Give thanks to the Lord, invoke his name; make known among the peoples his deeds! Sing praise to him; play music; proclaim all his wondrous deeds! Glory in his holy name; let hearts that seek the Lord rejoice!” The second verse declares, “God remembers forever his covenant, the word he commanded for a thousand generations.” And the Lord protected his chosen people, as noted in stanza three: “He let no one oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings. Do not touch my anointed ones, to my prophets do no harm.”

In stanza four, God is praised for providing rulers and instruction. Then, in the fifth verse, the challenge of Egyptian slavery and Passover is recalled before the poet closes victoriously in verse six: “He brought his people out with joy his chosen ones with shouts of triumph. He gave them the lands of the nations, they took possession of the wealth of the peoples that they might keep his statutes and observe his teachings. Hallelujah!” Hallelujah!


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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