Mother Teresa

Father Kirby’s Korner

Mother Teresa will be canonized this weekend in Rome, thousands of people are expected to gather in the plaza of the Vatican. In 1995, I was working at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston when it was announced that Mother Teresa will be visiting the hospital. The logistics for the hospital...

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Humility

Father Kirby’s Korner

I’ve been noticing the last two Sundays in the readings from Luke, some of the things that matter most to Jesus seem to matter little for too many Christians today. Last week Jesus told the story about some who will be surprised to find themselves locked out of the Kingdom,...

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Lizzy Fest

St. Lizzy Fest 2016

Come one, come all to St. Elizabeth on Sunday, September 11th from 11:30-3:30.  There will be games for kids and adults, a silent auction, live music by Opus Taylor, and wine tasting. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 am. — delicious smoked pork, baked beans, salads, and desserts by the Ladies Guild. Everyone is welcome...

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Narrow door

Father Kirby’s Korner

As I have mentioned in my article before, how disturbing it is that there is a possibility that God will not recognize us?   The parable that Jesus offers leads me to believe that there is the real possibility that God may not recognize me.  How could that possibly happen?...

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SVDP 2015 walk

Friends of the Poor Walk 2016

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is having a “Friends of the Poor Walk”.  This district wide event is a fundraising, fun event designed to gather us together, collecting pledges as we walk a two mile scenic Des Moines River route.  We will have live music, a disc golf contest, door prizes,...

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Hebrews

Father Kirby’s Korner

It seems as though Paul, in his letter to the Hebrews is all into the Olympic spirit. “Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before...

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Olympic torch

Father Kirby’s Korner

It is interesting as we watch the 2016 Rio Olympics unfold, particularly as we watch the opening ceremony and all of the well known Olympic symbols, how familiar these symbols are to Catholicism. Doesn’t the Olympic Flame bear a striking similarity to the Easter Candle?  Could the doves that are...

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LOve one another

Father Kirby’s Korner

We are all stunned by the escalation of violence these past days, both by authorities and non-authorities alike. As shocked as we may be by violent acts, I am wondering if we should really be surprised or at least wonder if our own attitudes and emotions play a part in...

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Blessings

Blessings and Sacrifices

I have been asked to share my excitement for our All In Give to Grow Capital Campaign. The new pledges have been exciting for me since I am the one who changes the white board every week. We are slowly but surely making our way to our goal. Yes; we...

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