all-saints

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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Trivia Night Champs for Second Year!

The “B Team”….have you heard of them? Really? You should have as they are the two-time defending Trivia Night Champions now. They sneaked by the Smarticles again!! 5 teams challenged for the title of St. Elizabeth Trivia Night champions, but only one team came out on top. Soup and treats...

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Friends of the Poor Walk 2016

This St. Vincent de Paul Society sponsored event was a success at Pete Crivaro Park on September 18th. We thank all who walked, volunteered or pledged. We had great food and beverages for our catered picnic as well as desserts. Wonderful live music was provided by Jim Wachuta! The day was blue sky, warm...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

As a child how many times were you guilty of saying, “well nobody told me!” when indeed we had been told in one way or another. As we matured, perhaps we were guilty of saying something like, “well I didn’t know it was against the law” to which someone of...

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love

Father Kirby’s Korner

In the early days of Christianity, what attracted most to this new variation of Judaism was not necessarily its profound and theological concepts or arguments.  It was not the loudness of the early Christian voices, nor was it their ability to denigrate and dismiss other’s faith.  What attracted most to...

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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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