Hem of garment

Father Kirby’s Korner

This poor woman. She had so many things working against her in today’s Gospel. In first century Palestine women were second class citizens, and certainly did not enjoy the simple rights and privileges that men enjoyed. In addition to being a woman, being divorced would knock you down even more in...

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2018 Operation Backpack

Carlisle Christians in Action is again sponsoring Operation Backpack for the 2018-19 school year.  We ask for your help in providing school supplies to those students in the Carlisle Community Schools who need a little extra help getting ready for the new school year.  A list of supplies needed is...

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John the Baptist

Father Kirby’s Korner

The site of today’s Gospel is not specifically given, but we are given some clues. Earlier in Luke’s story of John, Mary, Elizabeth and Zechariah, we are told that Mary traveled to the hill country to the town of Judah. Today, the traditional site of this event is said to have...

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A Call to Holiness

All are invited to “A Call to Holiness”, an evening of music and reflection with presenters, Chuck and Alicia Brock.  They will be joined by special guest Julia Carrick, to share a message of faith, discipleship and a call to holiness in today’s world.  Join us at Christ The King...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

“A house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” Today’s Gospel has been quoted by many throughout history. On June 16, 1858 more than 1,000 delegates met in the Springfield, Illinois, statehouse for the Republican State Convention where future President Abraham Lincoln uttered these words from...

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InnerVisions

Inner Visions Fundraiser

The Social Concerns Committee is organizing a Baby Bottle Campaign for Inner Visions HealthCare. It is a local unplanned pregnancy and STD Medical Clinic. Their mission is to empower women in vulnerable and desperate situations to embrace their womanhood and motherhood and choose life. Starting June 9th, please take a bottle,...

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Jesus in our midst

Father Kirby’s Korner

Today, let’s get philosophical! For those of you still recovering from the effects of your college philosophy class, this may be the salve to help heal the damage philosophical thought has done on your right side brain. Plato has much to do with today’s Gospel. But first let us recall...

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St. Vincent DePaul Golf Event

St. Vincent DePaul Chip in for Charity Raffle tickets are available now! Great prizes! See members after Masses on May 19th/20th. Win 42” TV, Barnstormer tickets, Fareway and Caseys cards and much more (each prize is valued at $100 or more). Chances are $1.00 each or 6 chances for $5.00. Thanks,...

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House of Mercy

House of Mercy Project

The Social Concerns Committee will be collecting 4×6 frames for pictures Father Kirby will take of young moms and their children at House of Mercy in Des Moines. These young women are trying to help themselves so they can be good mothers. House of Mercy provides addiction and mental health treatment....

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Dante

Father Kirby’s Korner

I was listening to the comedian Gary Gulman and was amused at his analysis of the Bible and the Jewish people. I have to admit that I have been chuckling to myself about this, this whole week. Gulman is Jewish and had a humorous look at the Hebrew Scripture. He...

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