House divided 2

Father Kirby’s Korner

“A house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” Today’s Gospel has been quoted by many throughout history. On June 16, 1858 more than 1,000 delegates met in the Springfield, Illinois, statehouse for the Republican State Convention where future President Abraham Lincoln uttered these words from...

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InnerVisions

Inner Visions Fundraiser

The Social Concerns Committee is organizing a Baby Bottle Campaign for Inner Visions HealthCare. It is a local unplanned pregnancy and STD Medical Clinic. Their mission is to empower women in vulnerable and desperate situations to embrace their womanhood and motherhood and choose life. Starting June 9th, please take a bottle,...

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Jesus in our midst

Father Kirby’s Korner

Today, let’s get philosophical! For those of you still recovering from the effects of your college philosophy class, this may be the salve to help heal the damage philosophical thought has done on your right side brain. Plato has much to do with today’s Gospel. But first let us recall...

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St. Vincent DePaul Golf Event

St. Vincent DePaul Chip in for Charity Raffle tickets are available now! Great prizes! See members after Masses on May 19th/20th. Win 42” TV, Barnstormer tickets, Fareway and Caseys cards and much more (each prize is valued at $100 or more). Chances are $1.00 each or 6 chances for $5.00. Thanks,...

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House of Mercy

House of Mercy Project

The Social Concerns Committee will be collecting 4×6 frames for pictures Father Kirby will take of young moms and their children at House of Mercy in Des Moines. These young women are trying to help themselves so they can be good mothers. House of Mercy provides addiction and mental health treatment....

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Dante

Father Kirby’s Korner

I was listening to the comedian Gary Gulman and was amused at his analysis of the Bible and the Jewish people. I have to admit that I have been chuckling to myself about this, this whole week. Gulman is Jewish and had a humorous look at the Hebrew Scripture. He...

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Luke

Father Kirby’s Korner

Maybe it was because of my impressionable demeanor or maybe too much Star Trek at the time, but I always was intrigued by part of Luke’s version of the post-resurrection story. Luke tells us, that after Jesus made his miraculous entrance into the locked room where the disciples were, he...

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Holy Spirit

Father Kirby’s Korner

Can you imagine the chaos and the emotional whiplash the disciples must have gone through in the scene described in the Gospel today? They went from fear, disappointment, hopelessness and deep sadness to extreme shock and joy. This is no ghost standing in front of them, nor a heavenly vision. This...

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