Fr Kirby’s Korner

As you can easily notice, we are in full blown construction mode! We are at a crossroads. While we are able to complete the new entrance and bathrooms, as well as add more parking, the dream of our new event center hinges on our continued commitment to this important capital...

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Fr Kirby’s Korner

Folks, by now we are in full construction mode. There is no turning back! Thinking back when I first got here, your desire for a new church hall was loud and clear to me.  Now we are on the verge of that desire to become reality!  The construction now is...

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Fr Kirby’s Korner

I don’t think Jesus can be more straightforward than he is in today’s Gospel regarding how to be a Christian. “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” How...

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Gospel Meditation

GOSPEL MEDITATION – July 7, 2019 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time   This Sunday, Jesus reminds us that “the harvest is abundant but the laborers are few.” As Catholic disciples, we are the laborers that the Master is sending. All around us are opportunities to share the love and mercy...

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Gospel Meditation

GOSPEL MEDITATION – June 30, 2019 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time   Have you ever heard that the Gospel is radical? In our times, we hear that word and think of fundamentalists, radical activists, or extremists – people who go beyond limits to achieve their goals and may not consider...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. Officially, the origins of the feast day began in the 13th century, but the idea of celebrating the body and Blood of Christ, began long before.  Pope Urban IV is credited for issuing the papal bull that instituted...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

Today is Trinity Sunday, the most dreaded weekend for anyone preparing a homily or sermon for the day. It can only be rivaled by Paul’s “Wife’s obey your husbands” in squeamishness in homilizing about.  To talk about the Trinity in any length, one must enter into some heady and theological...

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Gospel Meditation

June 9, 2019 Pentecost Sunday “God is always more.” Have you ever heard that? If we truly believe that He is infinite, then this statement is worth exploring. Today, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit in power upon the early Church. But Pentecost wasn’t the first time the...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

Today’s Gospel, in my opinion is the most intimate glimpse of Jesus’ thoughts, emotions and feelings in his humanity. Of course the question is, “what is the source, that John processed that he used in his Gospel?” That question can be reserved to theologians and biblical scholars, but for our...

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Father Kirby’s Korner

In today’s Gospel Jesus tells us that Advocate is coming, that is the Holy Spirit. The New Testament comes up with some pretty cool names. The comedian Jim Gaffigan does a routine about how the followers of Jesus came up with their names. He imagined the 12 asking Jesus if...

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