Father Kirby’s Korner

Imagine the emotional whiplash the disciples must have experienced in those few days. They were jerked out of their horror and grief of that Friday, to unimaginable shock, joy and happiness. No doubt that they had been dragged through the lowest of the lows of human existence to the highest...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

Perhaps looking from the “Lions Gate”  across the Kidron Valley toward the Mt. of Olives, you could imagine the scene in today’s Gospel. You would likely see a small group of people following a man riding on a donkey. As the group made its way down the southeastern slope of...

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Mary’s Meals Run

Join us for the Mary’s Meals Run on Saturday, May 13th at 9:00 a.m. in Historic Valley Junction. Your registration-whether 10K or 5K, walking or running-will feed one child in desperate need of food for an entire school year through Mary’s Meals. Bishop Emeritus Joseph Charron will lead the opening...

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April is Donate Life Month

Mark your calendars and join us for Coffee Sunday on April 2nd to hear Leslie Becker speak about organ donation and the impact it has had on her life. You will also have an opportunity after Mass the weekend of April 1st and 2nd to register as a donor if...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

Well, we all survived St. Patrick’s Day. I assume you all wore green. Poor St. Patrick. I’m sure somehow he is proud of the fact that he has been remembered through all these centuries, but I am not sure he is excited about the way he is remembered. Go to...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

The NFL is considering relaxing the end zone celebration restrictions for this coming season. At the risk of being labeled “an old fuddy-duddy,” I find it fascinating that grown men need to perform such childish antics, dances, skits as celebrations for scoring a touchdown. Granted, it may be fun, within...

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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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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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