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Ukraine: The War Drags On

Join us at Emmaus House on September 14th as Fr. Jim Kirby shares stories and photographs from his third trip to Ukraine.


Please see below for additional information and to RSVP.

"The horrible war in Ukraine continues. The Ukrainian people are tired but resilient. I recently returned from my third trip to Ukraine since the war started and as with each trip there, I meet amazing people, doing herculean things everyday. There is constant need for support physically, mentally and spiritually. This past trip I was able to accompany the Rotary club "Kharkiv Nadiya” toward the front where we supported the military and civilians with the supplies we collected this past spring. I was also able to accompany the organization of Women For a Free Ukraine as they visited the hospitals and supported the wounded soldiers.  It is always an honor to accompany the brave soldiers and civilians in their constant work in the midst of this horrible war. I plan to return to Ukraine at the end of December this year."

~ Fr. Jim Kirby

Date:  Thursday, September 14, 2023

Presentation Times:  

1:00 to 2:00 P.M.  &  6:00 to 7:00 P.M.

Location:  Emmaus House 

Presenter:  Fr. Jim Kirby

There is no cost to attend. Please RSVP below for the presentation that you plan to attend. Thank you.

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About Fr. Jim Kirby

Jim Kirby is an ordained priest for the Diocese of Des Moines in Iowa. He is the canonical administrator of St. Anne Parish in Logan and St. Patrick Parish in Missouri Valley.  He was ordained in 1996 and was assigned to the  parishes of St. Theresa’s in Des Moines, St. Francis in West Des Moines and St. Elizabeth’s in Carlisle.  He also was campus minister at Dowling Catholic High School for ten years. While at Dowling, he has taken students on yearly mission trips to the orphanage of Casa Hogar in Barinas, Venezuela and to a children’s community center, Terra Livre in Goiania, Brazil.


Recently he spent the month of June as a freelance photographer in Ukraine covering the humanitarian efforts by the Rotary Club Kyiv-Sophia due to the Russian assault on Ukraine. Currently he is helping out at the parishes of Missouri Valley and Logan, Iowa 

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