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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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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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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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

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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Father Kirby’s Korner

This weekend rather than giving ordinary, Gospel based homilies, I thought I would try something else. For the next few weeks, I am going to be giving a series of segments on “The Mass”. I think for all of us, it is good to recall, remember and learn about this...

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Successful Baby Bottle Campaign!

The Social Concerns Committee would like to extend a huge thank you to the parish for your participation in the Inner Visions Baby Bottle Campaign! The final tally is in and we raised over $1,300 for Inner Visions HealthCare! This will go a long way in helping the women and...

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Christmas in July

The social concerns committee has organized a project to assist families when they leave St. Joseph Shelter with cleaning supplies for their new residence. Please fill a plastic tub with  the cleaning supplies shown on the list in the tub and return by Sunday, July 29th. Thanks to your generosity, these families can transition...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

In today’s Gospel Jesus sends his disciples out two by two, to heal and preach repentance. Now remember he is sending out his “disciples” not just the apostles. The disciples are the larger group of followers, the mostly unidentified men and women following Jesus. So he sends them “out”. Mark...

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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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