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Planned Giving

Make a Tax-Free Gift with an IRA


If you are 70½ years old or older, you can take advantage of a simple way to benefit the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as ours without having to pay income taxes on the money. This law no longer has an expiration date, so you are free to make annual gifts to our organization this year and well into the future.

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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

The Steward’s Bookshelf


Recommended Resources for Reflection and Study

To assist you in your desire to become even better stewards of all God has granted you, we offer a modest list of suggestions for your own personal reflection. As you grow and mature as "good stewards of God's varied grace," may you read and study well.


General Interest

Through the Year with Pope Francis: Daily Reflections

Through the Year with Pope Francis:
            Daily Reflections


Pope Francis, with Kevin Cotter   OSV, 2013

Catholic Stewardship:
           Sharing God’s Gifts


Smith, Colleen     OSV, 2001

Shaping Catholic Parishes:
           Pastoral Leaders in the Twenty-First Century


Ganim, Carole     Loyola Press, 2008

Forming Intentional Disciples:
             The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus


Weddell, Sherry    OSV, 2012

The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic


Kelly, Matthew     Beacon Publishing, 2012

Tools for Rebuilding:
              75 Really, Really Practical Ways to Make Your Parish Better


White, Michael and Tom Corcoran     Ave Maria Press, 2013

 

The Stewardship of Prayer

A School of Prayer:
              The Saints Show Us How to Pray


Pope Benedict XVI   Ignatius Press, 2013

Lives of The Saints: For Everyday in the Year

The Lives of the Saints:
             For Every Day of the Year


 
Butler, Fr. Alban      TAN Books, 1995

Prayer           


Pope Benedict XVI     OSV, 2013

A Minute of Margin: Restoring Balance to Busy Lives - 180 Daily Reflections (Pilgrimage Growth Guide) by [M.D., Richard A. Swenson,]

A Minute of Margin:
               Restoring Balance to Busy Lives, 180 Reflections


Swenson, Richard     NavPress, 2003

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