Fr. Carter

Week of September 3, 2017

Dear Parishioners, I have good news: I’m going to run a Bible Study this Fall. The study is titled, “The Bible and the Sacraments,” and it is from the Journey through Scripture series from the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. It is an eleven part series which uses video presentations and study questions in…

Week of August 27, 2017

Dear Parishioners, I want to take a moment to update you all on the implementation of Faith in Our Future. As many of you know we are part of Cohort 18 with Mother of Mercy Parish, Asbury Park and St. Anselm, Wayside. We have a collaborative relationship which means that we are finding ways to…

Week of August 20, 2017

Dear Parishioners, As many of you know, we have not had Youth Ministry in the parish for a number of years. We have Religious Education, our School and sports programs and they all do great jobs. But, we have not had a ministry specifically dedicated to the spiritual growth of our youth. I think both…

Week of August 13, 2017

Dear Parishioners, The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCN) will be here next weekend to share SCN Family stories with the Holy Innocents Parish Community. Monica Boggs, SCN Associate will speak at all the Masses next weekend on behalf of the SCN ministries which began in the United States, expanding to India in 1947, Belize…

Week of August 6, 2017

FIOF Communication, vol.1, no. 1 – August 2017 Our parish is part of a diocesan strategic planning program entitled Faith in Our Future (FIOF). The following facts and information about the FIOF program are intended to keep you informed as our implementation plan progresses. Updates will be shared regularly via parish bulletins. For more information,…

Week of July 30, 2017

Dear Parishioners, In our Gospel today Jesus calls the Kingdom of Heaven a treasure buried in a field. To someone living in Jesus’ time, the Kingdom refers to the Kingdom of Israel in the time of King David and later. Many people interpreted Jesus’ mission as a restoration of this kingdom: that He would be…

Week of July 23, 2017

Dear Parishioners, A couple weeks ago, I went to the choir practice to talk to them about a liturgical issue. I noticed that the congregation almost always applauds during the 10 am Sunday Mass. I can understand if it happened occasionally for a special event like a confirmation or a wedding. But, it was happening…

Week of July 16, 2017

Dear Parishioners, I recently had an opportunity to travel to Rome, Italy. Even though it was my fourth trip there, each time I go, I come back with a new appreciation of that city and all it stands for. Even as just a secular city, Rome had tremendous influence on all of Europe and even…

Week of July 9, 2017

Dear Parishioners, The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCN) will be here next weekend to share SCN Family stories with the Holy Innocents Parish Community. Monica Boggs, SCN Associate will speak at all the Masses next weekend on behalf of the SCN ministries which began in the United States, expanding to India in 1947, Belize…

Dear Parishioners, Today I would like to tell you about a group I started just this January: the Reading Group. I’m sure that you have heard it announced at Mass and in the bulletin. But, I am not sure if I ever fully explained what it is and why I find it so interesting. The…