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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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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