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Father Kirby’s Korner

This weekend rather than giving ordinary, Gospel based homilies, I thought I would try something else. For the next few weeks, I am going to be giving a series of segments on “The Mass”. I think for all of us, it is good to recall, remember and learn about this...

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InnerVisions

Successful Baby Bottle Campaign!

The Social Concerns Committee would like to extend a huge thank you to the parish for your participation in the Inner Visions Baby Bottle Campaign! The final tally is in and we raised over $1,300 for Inner Visions HealthCare! This will go a long way in helping the women and...

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Christmas in July

The social concerns committee has organized a project to assist families when they leave St. Joseph Shelter with cleaning supplies for their new residence. Please fill a plastic tub with  the cleaning supplies shown on the list in the tub and return by Sunday, July 29th. Thanks to your generosity, these families can transition...

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Sent

Father Kirby’s Korner

In today’s Gospel Jesus sends his disciples out two by two, to heal and preach repentance. Now remember he is sending out his “disciples” not just the apostles. The disciples are the larger group of followers, the mostly unidentified men and women following Jesus. So he sends them “out”. Mark...

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Hem of garment

Father Kirby’s Korner

This poor woman. She had so many things working against her in today’s Gospel. In first century Palestine women were second class citizens, and certainly did not enjoy the simple rights and privileges that men enjoyed. In addition to being a woman, being divorced would knock you down even more in...

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2018 Operation Backpack

Carlisle Christians in Action is again sponsoring Operation Backpack for the 2018-19 school year.  We ask for your help in providing school supplies to those students in the Carlisle Community Schools who need a little extra help getting ready for the new school year.  A list of supplies needed is...

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John the Baptist

Father Kirby’s Korner

The site of today’s Gospel is not specifically given, but we are given some clues. Earlier in Luke’s story of John, Mary, Elizabeth and Zechariah, we are told that Mary traveled to the hill country to the town of Judah. Today, the traditional site of this event is said to have...

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A Call to Holiness

All are invited to “A Call to Holiness”, an evening of music and reflection with presenters, Chuck and Alicia Brock.  They will be joined by special guest Julia Carrick, to share a message of faith, discipleship and a call to holiness in today’s world.  Join us at Christ The King...

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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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