CRS Rice Bowl

Encounter Lent

Join our faith community—and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl from the gathering space on March 4th and 5th and don’t forget to download the CRS Rice Bowl app! May these 40 days...

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Practicing faith

Father Kirby’s Korner

Pope Francis recently criticized Catholics leading a “double life,” those who proudly boast they are “very Catholic” yet fail to pay their workers a fair wage.  In his daily morning Mass, the pontiff denounced such hypocrisy, noting “to be a Catholic like that, it’s better to be an atheist.” The...

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Lent book club

Lenten Book Club

All are invited to take part in our Lenten Book Club. This year’s book is Rediscover Jesus by Matthew Kelly. Books are available from Amy Bishop at a greatly reduced rate of $3.50. We will have two book discussions that we hope you take part in:  Monday, March 13, 7-8...

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Human Trafficking program

Human Trafficking Update

Carlisle area community members attended a program to raise awareness about human trafficking on Monday, February 13th  at the Carlisle Community Building.  Pictured left to right are Cathy Smith, St. Elizabeth Seton Social Concerns Committee, Becky Andersen, Board Member from Dorothy’s House, and April Abbas, an officer with the Carlisle...

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Eucharistic minister image

Father Kirby’s Korner

March 4th and 5th, after each Mass we will be having a training and retraining of our Eucharistic Ministers.  To be sure, being a Eucharistic Minister is no small matter. Being the one to administer Christ’s presence to another is literally sharing Christ to the world.  This is why there...

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Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus Annual Lenten Fish Fries

Mark your calendars for the upcoming fish fries. The dates for these delicious meals are as follows: February 24, March 10, March 24 and April 7. Menu: fish fillets, cole slaw, potato chips or baked potato, rolls, coffee and lemonade. Serving from 5:00-7:00 pm. $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for kids age...

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Anger image

Father Kirby’s Korner

Imagine being in the crowd listening to Jesus speak the words of the Gospel.  As he starts his speech you hear, “you have heard it said, ‘you shall not kill…’” and you think, “yeah, yeah, yeah, I know.”  What comes next is going to startle you.  “But I say, whoever...

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Light

Father Kirby’s Korner

There is a light known in the theater world called “the ghost light.”  It is a single light bulb mounted on a simple stand about five feet tall, usually made of wood.  The light is placed right in the middle of the stage near the edge, down stage.  It is...

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Follow

Father Kirby’s Korner

In today’s Gospel we hear Mark’s version of Jesus choosing his disciples.  I can’t help thinking this is Jesus picking his cabinet much like the incoming president is. Of course these 12 do not have to submit to senate confirmation hearings nor be subjected to ongoing public scrutiny.  Their qualifications...

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