Luke

Father Kirby’s Korner

Maybe it was because of my impressionable demeanor or maybe too much Star Trek at the time, but I always was intrigued by part of Luke’s version of the post-resurrection story. Luke tells us, that after Jesus made his miraculous entrance into the locked room where the disciples were, he...

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Holy Spirit

Father Kirby’s Korner

Can you imagine the chaos and the emotional whiplash the disciples must have gone through in the scene described in the Gospel today? They went from fear, disappointment, hopelessness and deep sadness to extreme shock and joy. This is no ghost standing in front of them, nor a heavenly vision. This...

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Palm Sunday

Father Kirby’s Korner

It’s too late, you are already settled and seated in your pew before you remember that the Passion readings are part of Palm Sunday Mass. Yes, it is a lengthy reading but the Passion Narrative contains most of the reasons and hopes for our Christian faith. If you think standing...

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Money changers

Father Kirby’s Korner

In today’s Gospel John goes into great detail in describing the manner in which Jesus drove out the money changers.  John feels it necessary to describe Jesus’ “weapon” as a whip out of cords. Then Jesus quotes Psalm 69 “Zeal for my Father’s house consumes me.”  Why does Jesus have...

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Lent

Father Kirby’s Korner

Often, we decide to give up chocolate, jelly beans, TV, social media for Lent, and those are all noble sacrifices for Lent. But when I think about it, how does giving up chocolate compare with the extreme act of love and sacrifice of Jesus on the cross? The reality is,...

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Jon Leonetti

Surge of the Heart Parish Mission

Parish Mission Coming Soon! Our heavily anticipated Surge of the Heart Parish Mission is coming on Wednesday, February 21st from 6:30-8:30 p.m.! We encourage everyone of the parish to join us for a life changing experience with nationally known Catholic speaker, author, and radio host, Jon Leonetti. Jon will give...

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Peters mil

Father Kirby’s Korner

Do you know why Simon Peter denied Jesus three times? Because Jesus cured his mother in-law. Hahaha! There are few good theological jokes and the previous attempt is not one of them. Some look at today’s reading of Jesus curing Simon’s mother-in-law as validation of women’s subordinate role in society...

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Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

Please plan to attend the St. Elizabeth Seton Knights of Columbus Council #8114 Lenten Fish Fries on four Fridays during Lent. The dates are Feb. 9th, Feb. 23rd, March 9th, and March 23rd. Serving time will be from 5:00PM to 7:00PM. The dinners will be held at the St. Elizabeth...

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