Today we celebrate the feast of the Ascension of Jesus. The disciples are now faced with, “the new normal” as they faced life without the physical presence of Jesus on earth. Just like us, the disciples were trying to adjust to a new normal, they, as they faced life without Jesus...

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Update on preparing to have Mass again.

There are many guidelines that will be required before we can gather for Mass again. We will be in need of face masks, hand sanitizer, lysol wipes, and disinfectant sprays. Please go to the following link on our Facebook page for all the latest information on returning to Mass. https://www.facebook.com/StElizabethCarlisleIowa/videos/598367740772986/...

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Fr Kirby’s Korner

Today, in John’s Gospel Jesus reminds his anxious disciples that he will be physically leaving them, but he will not abandon them like orphans. It is important to remember an orphan in first century Palestine is one of the lowest rungs of social standing. An orphan has no real legal standing and has no...

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Go to our Facebook Page for all the latest Parish information!

For up to date information concerning our parish and when we will be reopening, click here for our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/StElizabethCarlisleIowa/ We are formulating the procedures for Mass attendance and implementation of the Diocesan guidelines for celebrating Mass in our parish. Please be patient and understand the need to be...

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Fr Kirby’s Korner

The disciples, with Jesus in their midst, are nervous and anxious again. Jesus is telling them he must leave them and return to his Heavenly Father. You can imagine the uncomfortable feeling that descended on the group. Now what? Is one of the questions they began to ask themselves. Why...

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Walk By FAITH

Join St. Elizabeth Seton Social Concerns Committee and our parish “Team Lizzy” for the Ruth Harbor Walk for LIFE on Saturday, May 9th! Ruth Harbor provides two Christ-centered homes, one in Carlisle and the other in Des Moines, as well as programs and comprehensive services that result in positive life...

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Fr Kirby’s Korner

“I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved”- Jn 10: 1-10 In our Matthew class online (see: https://www.facebook.com/StElizabethCarlisleIowa/) we were talking about the infancy narrative of Jesus. We...

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Fr Kirby’s Korner

I remember when Cardinal Bernardin died in 1996. It was a very sad day as Cardinal Bernardin had ordained me as a deacon in the previous December. He had often come to the seminary to speak frankly to us about all sorts of things. He always felt a need to...

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The Food Bank of Iowa needs your help!

To meet the increased need for food, the Food Bank of Iowa is in need of bags to support the mobile pantries and school distributions. Bags are being made from heavy, cotton t-shirts. Since we have had all of this extra time, I’m sure we have been cleaning out our...

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Fr Kirby’s Korner

Imagine being in that room, the first day of the week (Easter), the doors were locked out of fear. Here, the disciples gathered, petrified. They had to be thinking, if they could do what they did to someone like Jesus, who knows what they could do to his followers! The...

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