Father Kirby’s Korner

A couple of weeks ago we took up a second collection for the White Helmets Hero Fund, the first responders who are committed to saving the lives of the innocent victims of the war in Syria.  This collection was partially inspired by a former student/athlete of mine, Allie Vaughan.  Miss...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

A couple of weeks ago when I was in Israel for a little break, some of the residents, scholars and staff were invited to a Christmas concert put on by a German Philharmonic Orchestra with some professional singers performing as well. The event was held at St. Anne’s Church right...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

Well, well, well, here we are, a mere week from Christmas.  It is a great time of the year.  There are Christmas parties to attend, presents to buy, good cheer, decorations and everyone seems to be a little more happy and pleasant. We are reminded of how truly blessed we...

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St. Joseph Shelter Volunteer List

The list for 2017 is on the bulletin board in the lobby of the church for the meal providers. Please, everyone take a look at it and let Cathy Smith know if you can no longer meet the yearly commitment for your chosen date. There are also meal provider guidelines...

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Thanksgiving Baskets Delivered!

St. Vincent DePaul wishes to thank all who donated toward the 63 Thanksgiving baskets for those in Carlisle. Also thanks to the assembly volunteers! We will be doing 69 baskets for Christmas on December 17th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the church hall, and we would love volunteers. Call Moe to sign-up at...

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Advent Giving Tree

The Social Concerns Committee has placed the annual Advent Tree in the church lobby. The cards on the tree include information about the charitable organizations and the items that are needed. You can select a card from the tree, purchase the items listed and return them to the church (along...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

Here is a segment of an article written by Becky Roach  that I posted on our Facebook page.  It is about our attendance at Mass and for better or worse, how it influences our children. I am not trying to heap the ole Catholic guilt on anyone, besides, if you...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

It seemed that the good feelings, mirth and joy of the Cubs finally winning the world series would replace the negativity and chippy attitude of our country and make us feel good about things, at least for a few days. For Central Iowa, the good times lasted only a couple...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

This coming week we will be celebrating All Saints Day at the Vigil Mass Monday, October 31st at 7:00 pm and at 9:00 am on the Holy Day itself, November 1st.  All Saints Day is a feast which commemorates the officially recognized saints of the Church, but also honors the millions of...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

Today’s Gospel sums up what it means to be pro-life in a Christian sense. I think that once we understand the basic principle of what exactly it means to be pro-life, then we are able to apply it to every other life situation accurately and consistently. We are given two...

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