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Televised Mass

Catholic Life Television broadcasts the Tuesday Midday Mass, live from St. Joseph Cathedral at 12 Noon, and rebroadcasts the service at 6 PM and 10:30 PM. Visit www.catholiclifetv.org for a variety of daily Catholic programming.

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

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Planned Giving

6 Ways to Benefit from a Year-End Gift


The final months of the year are traditionally considered the season of giving. In addition to the gifts we give to the important people in our lives, this season of generosity also offers a prime opportunity to show support for the causes we love. When you support the Diocese of Baton Rouge, not only will others benefit, but so will you.

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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

That Jesus Might Be Glorified

prayerIn a timeless blessing, God granted the Old Testament patriarch Moses a benediction suitable for his brother Aaron and other Levitical priests to share with God’s people. We know the words. “The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26). When we pray, we invite God to bless us and others, and we follow the pattern of timeless examples like that. In his second letter to the Thessalonians, Paul extended such a blessing to them.

He prayed for them, not only that they’d know God’s blessing, but that they would know the joy of serving so well their lives would be examples of God’s own goodness—that they would direct others to the Almighty by the power of their testimonies of faithfulness. “We always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and powerfully bring to fulfillment every good purpose and every effort of faith, that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, in accord with the grace of our God and Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thessalonians 1:11-12).

We pray regularly, that God would bless our lives and the lives of those we love. How often do we pray that we might bless God? Not that we believe what we offer might enhance the person of One without fault or blemish, the God of Glory who knows no need whatever, but that our faithfulness might point others to Christ Jesus who alone is worthy. What a blessing, and one for which we are rightly thankful!

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.

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