Fr. Carter

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…

Week of February 25, 2018

Dear Parishioners, As we continue our Lenten season, you may notice that I am bringing back Latin Masses for three Fridays in Lent (March 2nd, 9th and 16th). I am doing this because the Masses in Advent and especially the High Mass on the Feast of the Holy Innocents went very well. Afterward, people kept…

Week of February 18, 2018

Dear Parishioners, Lent is coming very soon. Have you picked out your penance yet? (Or decided to, “Give something up,” as some like to put it.) It’s a good spiritual practice to take on a special penance during Lent so that we can overcome love of self and to open ourselves to the grace of…

Week of February 11, 2018

Dear Parishioners, As you may have heard from last week’s Mass, we are going to temporarily halt the distribution of Communion from the chalice through Lent. This has been an intense flu season. There are many people getting sick and some even dying in extreme cases. So, just as a matter of public safety, I…

Week of February 4, 2018

Dear Parishioners, Lent is coming very soon. Have you picked out your penance yet? (Or decided to, “Give something up,” as some like to put it.) It’s a good spiritual practice to take on a special penance during Lent so that we can overcome love of self and to open ourselves to the grace of…

Week of January 28, 2018

This Sunday is the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. In appreciation for our school and all it does, I have been publishing testimonials from various alumni. When I asked people to submit testimonials, I did not realize there would be this many people willing to do so. It really is a tes- tament to how…

Week of January 21, 2018

Dear Parishioners, As we approach Catholic Schools week, which begins January 28th , I would like to share with you some fond memories of school from some of our alumni. Catholic School has such an im- pact on the lives of those who attend it and we are very blessed to have a school that…

Week of January 14, 2018

Dear Parishioners, As we approach Catholic Schools Week (January 28), I would like to share some fond memories of school from some of our alumni. Catholic School has such an impact on the lives of those who attend it and we are very blessed to have a school that has served this community for so…

Week of January 7, 2018

Dear Parishioners, I just have some brief notes I would like to share as we begin this wonderful New Year. First, thank you to everyone who gave gifts to myself and the Church over Ctoddcarterpriest@gmail.comhristmas and to everyone who volunteered their time and talents to make sure that all the liturgies went well. This goes…