Fr Kirby’s Korner

Every now and then we will encounter someone who likes to make a mockery of something we value and or what we believe. In an obvious sarcastic example they will come up with some absurd situation and or example to highlight their disdain for whatever they disapprove of. They can...

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Fr Kirby’s Korner

I have a question, why does Luke spend so much time describing Zacchaeus’ small stature and his act of climbing a tree? The story of Jesus and Zacchaeus could easily be told without such details. Of course, being the biblical scholars that you are, you know well that Luke is...

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Carlisle PumpkinFest 2019

St. Vincent de Paul Society members from St. Elizabeth parish helped the community at Carlisle’s PumpkinFest 10/26/19.  They ran a gourd & pumpkin painting booth. 100 children had a great time painting & many parents helping.  The free will donations went toward family holiday baskets!

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Fr Kirby’s Korner

“The Pharisee took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, ‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity — greedy, dishonest, adulterous…” This is what the Pharisee prays in the parable Jesus tells in today’s Gospel. This is an example of someone who “is full”...

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Trivia Night

Trivia night will be held Saturday, November 2nd, after Mass. We will have some wonderful Hometown Cooking. $12 per person. Please bring your own beverage.  We will have prizes between rounds. All proceeds will go to the Capital Campaign.

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Fr Kirby’s Korner

Jesus, tells us in today’s Gospel to pray unceasingly. Seems impossible by the standard understanding of prayer. Can you imagine our lives if Jesus actually meant that we were to constantly pray out loud? I am imagining a bus ride where everyone was praying out loud unceasingly. The need for noise cancelling headphones would...

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Fr Kirby’s Korner

Some people just don’t understand gratitude or are just not good at it. In the situation in the Gospel ten lepers are healed, no, they are given their life back.  Being cleansed of leprosy means you can enter society again and be treated like a regular human being. In order...

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Gospel Meditation

“When you have done all you have been commanded, say ‘We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.” The metaphor in the story could seem harsh to us today. A servant has worked hard all day, and rather than receiving a much-needed respite, the master...

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Fr Kirby’s Korner

Wow, the Gospel today sure sends shivers up your spine. I imagine being treated as we treat the least of God’s kingdom in heaven!  Makes me wonder. Imagine how the least of God’s kingdom are being treated today?  Yikes! You know it is one thing to imagine one person held...

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Gospel Meditation

Compartmentalization or consistency? In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells a strange story of a sneaky, savvy steward that raises questions about our personal virtue. “How much do you owe? Here is your promissory note, write one for eighty.” This parable isn’t advice for money management. Historically, there were many positions...

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