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Father Kirby’s Korner

A little about a couple of things… The Sisters of the Convent of St. Elisabeth in Minsk, Belarus Last week Sr. Anastasia, from the Convent of St. Elisabeth in Minsk, Belarus visited our parish and offered to sell religious items and gifts to raise money for the ministry that they do in...

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Gospel of John

Gospel of John Study Group

Are you spiritually and intellectually hungry?  Are you free Wednesday evenings around 7:00 p.m?  Would you like to mingle and perhaps even hob knob with some of the greatest theological minds in all of Warren County and the southern part of Polk County? If you answer yes to at least...

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Corpus Christi

Father Kirby’s Korner

Today we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi or “The Body and Blood of Christ.” The feast day is a way of honoring two things, the physical reality of God becoming human in the Corpus Christi and the Eucharist, Christ’s body and blood in the transubstantiated bread and wine at...

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Trinity

Father Kirby’s Korner

This weekend’s readings send shivers up every clergy-person’s spine, regardless of denomination or rank. Trinity Sunday. What is anyone supposed to say about the Trinity? It is a concept that has caused gallons of ink to be spilled trying to explain it. It is a topic that only the stout...

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Pentecost

Father Kirby’s Korner

Here is what you are missing from our Acts of the Apostles Study Group… Luke, the author of Acts, makes it vital that in order to understand the early church and the rest of the Acts of the Apostles, you must understand Pentecost. The Holy Spirit now takes center stage...

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Ascension

Father Kirby’s Korner

Ascension….typically ascending is considered a positive thing and descending a negative thing. When we rise we assume it is for the better and falling not so good. How did this come to be? These are the types of questions that keep me up at night. “Why is up good and...

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graduation

Class of 2017

Seven seniors from our parish will graduate on Sunday, May 21st — Alex Benhart, Dana Bradshaw, Hailey Brunsen, Dane Balzer, Ryan Crall, Abby Miller, and Dylan Zeller.  Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for your next adventure!

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Confirmation

Father Kirby’s Korner

This weekend is First Communion and Confirmation. Our little ones who have reached the “age of reason” (seven years old) will receive their First Communion at Sunday’s 9 am Mass, while Confirmation for our youth will be at 1 pm. It will be a day of celebration not just for...

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Communion

First Holy Communion and Confirmation

Congratulations to the students in the First Communion and Confirmation classes! We want to especially thank Stacy Henkelman, (Catechist Leader), Kevin Sinclair, teacher for First Communion, and Jenny Sinclair, teacher for Confirmation, and all the teachers who so faithfully teach our students. We also thank Father Kirby for his faithful guidance...

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SVDP

Phyllis Davis Memorial Linen Drive

St. Vincent DePaul is hosting the  Phyllis Davis Memorial Linen Drive. Please donate your new or gently used linens in the bins that will be in the entry way of the church.  We will extend the drive until May 7th. Also, if you want to purchase raffle tickets (six for $5.00) for nice prizes, please see...

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