Communin

Father Kirby’s Korner

Our series of homilies about the Mass are drawing to a close. Last week we continued to talk about the Communion liturgy as we receive Christ and make our way back to our places.  It can’t be emphasized enough how important this part of the Mass is.  This moment and...

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FOP walk - 2018

Friends of the Poor Walk Event Helps the Community

Thank you to all the volunteers, walkers and those who submitted a pledge or made a donation for our St. Vincent de Paul Conference.  A special thank you to the 24 businesses that sponsored our walk. This was our 7th annual main fundraiser, and we had 50 people raising hope and love for...

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Litugy of the Eucharist

Father Kirby’s Korner

Last week we continued our talk about the Liturgy of the Eucharist of each Mass. We mark the importance of this moment during Mass by changing our posture, in our case, by kneeling. The Eucharistic Prayers are some of the oldest prayers, dating back to the first and second centuries...

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Lizzy Fest

Save the Date for St. Lizzy Fest!!

Be sure to mark your calendar for our 9th annual St. Lizzy Fest, our all parish celebration on Saturday, October 20th after the 4:30 p.m. Mass. We’ll have great food, music, prizes and lots of fun for the entire family. Watch for details in the coming weeks

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Litugy of the Eucharist

Father Kirby’s Korner

Last week we talked about the transition in the Mass from the “Liturgy of the Word” to the beginning of the “Liturgy of the Eucharist.” We talked about the gifts brought forth including the collection, the wine and the bread (despite a popular belief, water is not a gift ;-)....

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Corpus Christi

Father Kirby’s Korner

Last week we continued our explanation of the Mass by talking about rituals and body posture. We talked about how we use our bodies to express things that words cannot or by using different postures, we elevate or symbolize the different piety connected to the various parts of the Mass....

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Sacred Time banner

Father Kirby’s Korner

As we continue our explanation of the Mass, a review of last week, we talked about Sacred Time. Sacred Time in the religious sense is specially marked out time that is carved from our daily lives to encounter God as God encounters us. It is a time where the ordinary...

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2018 FOP walk

Friends of the Poor Walk – 7th Annual

Join us at the beautiful, breathtaking Scotch Ridge Nature Park Trail on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Your donations help us help others with emergency needs, utilities, food, clothes, furniture, transportation, holiday baskets (70), toys and monetary monthly gifts to the area food pantry and meals. St. Vincent de Paul of Des Moines serves more...

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sacred space

Father Kirby’s Korner

Last week during my homily about the Mass I talked about the human desire for sacred space. Sacred space is a space that we mark out for special, emotional and symbolic desires. Religiously we have permanent Sacred Spaces like this church. This church is a space that we have dedicated...

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Teen youth group

Teen Youth Group

Rhonda Miller and Susan Johnson will be starting a St. Elizabeth teen youth group for 11th and 12th grade students. We will meet once or twice a month and will do social activities, service activities, Bible Study, and other events that the group is interested in. Please  text or call Susan...

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