Download Stewardship Today Free

For the convenience of our readers, a four-page, abridged set of monthly Stewardship Today articles is available as a downloadable PDF file.

Download the PDF Version

Planned Giving

In One Sentence, Make the Impossible Possible

Remember the Diocese of Baton Rouge in Your Will or Living Trust

What if all you had to do to ensure our organization can be successful for years to come is to write a simple sentence? Sound impossible?

Securing the future of those we serve really is as simple as one sentence. By including a gift to the Diocese of Baton Rouge in your will, you can support our mission tomorrow without giving away any of your assets today.

Read more . . .

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:

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


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

Next Page

Stewardship Today is a monthly devotional newsletter designed to assist Catholics everywhere in developing a greater understanding of the role of stewardship in everyday life.
All we are, and all we possess, are gifts from God for our use and for the blessing of others. Through wise stewardship, we invest our time, our talents and our treasures to the glory of God.

A Product of Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge
Copyright © 2019 Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge. All Rights Reserved.
Website supported by Educational Technology Leaders LLC