Fr. Carter

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…

Week of April 15, 2018

Dear Parishioners, I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy podcasts. Podcasts are like radio shows that you can download to your phone, computer or tablet. They give me something to think about while I’m walking or driving my car or doing repetitive tasks. I am glad to learn new things but I don’t…

Week of April 8, 2018

Dear Parishioners, People have asked me when I plan to bring back the chalices for Holy Communion. I will be glad to bring them back toward the end of this month when I can be sure that flu season is over. However, I do have one other concern I would like to address before we…

Week of April 1, 2018

Dear Parishioners, Today we celebrate the great Solemnity of the Resurrection of Our Lord. It is the most important feast day on our Church calendar because it is the moment of redemption when Christ displays His power to bring everlasting life. What He talked about in theory is displayed as a reality that goes beyond…

Week of March 25, 2018

Dear Parishioners, Palm Sunday is one of the most popular Sundays of the year. Many people come back to Church in order to receive their palms. But, why do we receive palms today? It’s because Our Lord Jesus was praised by the people waving palms when He entered into Jerusalem. Palms are symbolic of peace…

Week of March 18, 2018

Dear Parishioners, During Lent, many of us make time to go to confessions (also known as reconciliation or penance) because we are all required to go to confession at least once a year and it fits the penitential character of this holy season. So, especially for those of you who may be intimidated by confession…

Week of March 11, 2018

Dear Parishioners, Thank you so very much to everyone who pledged additional funds in the Increased Giving Campaign. According to the Cathedral Corporation, about 45% of active families in the parish have responded (which is about the average) with the average increase being about $9 (which is slightly above average). If we keep this up,…

Week of March 4, 2018

Dear Parishioners, In order to help you all through your Lenten journey, I would like to offer this short reflection from Fr. John Hardon. Fr. Hardon, S.J., was the spiritual director of St. Mother Theresa of Calcutta, a Jesuit and a servant of God on his way for beatification. In this reflection, he talks about…