Fr. Carter

Week of July 8, 2018

Dear Parishioners, As many of you know, I hold a Parish Board Game Night once a month in the school cafeteria. Also, those of you involved in the school know that I run a Board Game Club after school once a week during the school year. What many of you do not know and are…

Week of July 1, 2018

Dear Parishioners, As we ease into the summer months, I would like to recognize two people who are leaving working for the parish. I would like to thank Bill Maguire for over ten years of service as Business Administrator. He decided to retire a little over a month ago and though this was a tough…

Week of June 24, 2018

Dear Parishioners, I have some bad news. Fr. Michael Vona just told me this week that he would like to step down from saying two masses per week at our parish. He feels that as he is getting older, he is becoming less patient and at peace while at Mass. He says he would be…

Week of June 17, 2018

Dear brothers and sisters, parishioners of Holy Innocents Parish, We read in the book of Ecclesiastes, “There is an appointed time for everything, and time for every affair under the heavens” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Such time has arrived for me to take leave of my Holy Innocents faith family after eleven years! My departure was first…

Week of June 10, 2018

Dear Parishioners, In our Gospel today, we hear Jesus talk about an unforgivable sin, defined as blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Many have speculated on what this could possibly mean and I recently read an explanation from Pope St. John Paul II that I found particularly meaningful. He said: “[B]lasphemy” does not properly consist in…

Week of June 3, 2018

Dear Parishioners, Today is the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, a feast also known as Corpus Christi. On this feast day, we focus on the reality of Christ’s presence in the Blessed Sacrament. What appears to be bread and wine is actually His Body, Blood, soul and divinity: His essence. We believe…

Week of May 27, 2018

Dear Parishioners, In the Gospel we read today at Mass, Jesus gives His last words to His disciples before He leaves them. It is the summary of everything He has told them to do since He met them and is a message to us as well. He tells them to, “make disciples of all nations”….

Week of May 6, 2018

Dear Parishioners, As I mentioned in my last bulletin letter, we are looking for more people to be team members in our Faith in our Future Cohort. I did not have enough space last week to share any details. So, I’m going to take some time now to explain what the Cohort is and what…

Week of April 29, 2018

Dear Parishioners, Would you like to exercise your gifts in service of the Church? I have some opportunities for you. If any of these seem appealing to you, please pray over it and contact me at toddcarterpriest@gmail.com or call me at the Office x11. Head EMHCs – for each Mass. As you may recall, I…

Week of April 22, 2018

Dear Parishioners, Thank you to everyone who responded to my request for ideas two weeks ago. I have received more responses about how to reorganize the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Mass than anything I have asked for responses to previously. After hearing your ideas and consulting with the Pastoral Council, I think I…