Landowner parable2

Father Kirby’s Korner

Today’s Gospel is not so much about the seeming injustice of the land owner and how he pays his laborers, it is more about the inflated sense of worth that his laborers seem to have.  The underlying issue is, “the longer I work, the more pay I should receive or...

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Bus

Opportunity to Help St. Joseph Shelter Families

Families staying at the St. Joseph Family Shelter in Des Moines have an ongoing need for transportation to job interviews, doctor appointments, work, etc.  You can help by purchasing bus tokens (10 for $17.50) at any Hy-Vee store and bringing them to church by October 22nd.  There will be a collection basket in the church entry. The...

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Forgiveness

Father Kirby’s Korner

I think too often we confuse forgiving with forgetting. The old saying goes, “forgive and forget.” Well “forgive” yes, “forget” not so fast. Let’s put into context the question Peter asks in today’s Gospel, “how often must I forgive?” The Gospel story goes on from there. Jesus, goes on to...

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St. Lizzy Fest

8th Annual St. Lizzy Fest!

Bring your appetite and a lawn chair!  Great food, bonfire, live music by Opus Taylor, delicious pork loin by Dr. Lane, salads, baked beans, chips, and delicious desserts.  It is all happening on Saturday, September 16th following the 4:30 p.m. Mass.  Free will offering. Face painting, wine tasting, inflatables and...

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Communication

Father Kirby’s Korner

Communication is something that continues to evolve. Ever since humans began writing on the walls of caves, communication has become more creative, sometimes simpler, sometimes more complex. For generations, communication has continue to evolve, but no matter what form communication takes on or changes into, the same principles apply. There...

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Peter called Satan

Father Kirby’s Korner

Well, well, well, Peter, last week, was the shining star, the fair haired kid, the rock, this week…not so much. Just when he must have been feeling good, given the keys of the kingdom, in today’s Gospel he is called a Satan, by Jesus himself. It doesn’t get any worse...

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Who is Jesus

Father Kirby’s Korner

Today’s Gospel from Matthew is about identity. What is my real identity? What do others think my identity is? These are the questions Jesus is pondering and questioning his disciples about. Peter seems to understand Jesus’ identity…at least for awhile. Peter at least voices a description of Jesus’ identity, but...

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FOP walk - 2016

7th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk

St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Elizabeth Seton Carlisle Conference, will host its 7th Annual “Friends of the Poor Walk” on Saturday, September 30th  at the Scotch Ridge Nature Park Trail at the Carlisle Middle School.  Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. and Bishop Pates will lead the opening prayer at 9:30 a.m. The event ends at...

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Inner Visions

Baby Bottle Campaign

We have organized a Baby Bottle Campaign for Inner Visions HealthCare, 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. Please take one of the bottles you will find in the gathering space,...

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Parables

Father Kirby’s Korner

After Mass on Friday, I sat down with one of my runners from “back in the day,” Tanelle Berard.  You might remember Tanelle coming to our church and speaking with us about her mission to evangelize at various college campus’s in the country.  Tanelle is married now and she and...

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