Free Throw Contest

St. Elizabeth Knights of Columbus is excited to announce the return of the Free Throw Championship contest this year! Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 27th from 10 AM to 1 PM.  The contest will be held at the Carlisle High School Gym. Any boy or girl, age 9-14 (as of January...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

We all are familiar with the beloved story of the Magi as they followed the star faithfully to finally pay homage to the newborn Savior. A couple of things are important to realize and take note of when admiring the Magi’s faith journey in order that we might learn from...

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Trivia Night

Trivia night will be held Saturday, January 20th after Mass. We will be serving lasagna and all the fixings for $10 per person. Please bring your own beverage.  We will have prizes between rounds. All the profits will go to the Capital Campaign.

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Father Kirby’s Korner

The city of Bethlehem is a contradiction for most Christians, while on the one hand it is the city of David, the birthplace of our Lord, yet on the other hand, in reality, it is a place of conflict, suppression, violence and too often despair. Even in the Church of...

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Advent Tree 2017

Thank you!! to all who took a tag from the Advent Tree and purchased items to be distributed to the Carlisle Care Center, Catholic Charities, Central Iowa Shelter, Dorothy’s House, Hope Ministries, Inner Visions, and Ruth Harbor.  Your generosity will touch and bless the lives of those served by all of these organizations!  

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Father Kirby’s Korner

Today, we hear part of the first chapter of John.  It is a dialogue between John the Baptist and the Jewish priests and Levites from Jerusalem.  They are concerned with the things he has been proclaiming, the way he has been acting and his baptism.  Baptism would not have been...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

In today’s Gospel, we get reintroduced to John the Baptist, the most underrated person in the Gospels, nay, in all of Christianity. John is mentioned in all four Gospels and is portrayed as practically the only one who really “gets it” in all four Gospels. John even scores better than...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

Happy New Year! Yes, it is true that beginning at Sundown this Saturday we begin our new liturgical year.  For those of you keeping score at home, we are in year two for our weekday lectionary cycle and year B for our Sunday lectionary cycle.  This liturgical year we will...

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CCA Christmas Family Food Boxes

Our parish is responsible for collecting food and gifts for seven families this year. Please pick a card from the tree and sign up on the food lists located on the table in the back of the church. Distribution of items will be on Saturday, Dec. 16th.  Thank you for...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

Greetings, from Tantur! As many of you know, at this time during the year, I visit Tantur, located between Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Tantur is an ecumenical institution owned by Notre Dame. Tantur is an “oasis of learning, community and hospitality.” It is a place situated in the midst of the...

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