Father Kirby’s Korner

As we move closer and closer to the end of the liturgical year (next weekend “Feast of Christ the King”), we will be hearing readings that deal with the end times or Eschatology (the study of the end times). We will hear some pretty dire warnings, threats and predictions.  While...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

“Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and accept greetings in the marketplaces, seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets.” Jesus uses strong words to express his feelings and warnings about the hypocritical leaders of his day, specifically some of the...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” These words spoken by Jesus are often overlooked or conveniently ignored in so many ways in our day and age.  What is continually embarrassing, it that it is often those who most strongly profess their Christianity are sometimes the worst offenders.  How many...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

Today’s Gospel from Mark, features someone by the name of Bartimaeus. Mark, uncharacteristically  gives us a lot of information about who he is. He is blind and we are for some reason told who his father is, Timaeus.  Further examination of the story, tells us that he is poor, since...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

In the first reading from Isaiah he talks about the Lord being pleased to crush him in his infirmities. Yikes! Who in the world is he talking about and why would God be pleased to crush him in his infirmities? This reading from Isaiah is taken from his description of...

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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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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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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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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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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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