Fr. Carter

Week of June 25, 2017

Dear Parishioners, Summer is finally here! We have completed our school year and our high holy days. And now the parish takes it easy for a few months before we gear up again for the Fall. For me, this is a time of vacation and preparation. So, in that spirit, I just have a few…

Week of June 18, 2017

Dear Parishioners, Happy Father’s Day! And what a great day it is. Even if we do not realize it, every father on earth is a reflection of God the Father in heaven. We are all God’s sons and daughters because we have been baptized into the sonship of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Fathers have a…

Week of June 11, 2017

Dear Parishioners, Great things have been happening in our parish! First, I would like to congratulate Holy Innocents School’s Girls Softball Team. After having an undefeated season, they won their Division Championship against St. Benedict’s in Holmdel. It was an awesome game on a great night and we are really proud of our girls. Second,…

Week of June 4, 2017

Dear Parishioners, In Advent 2011, the Church produced a new translation of the Mass that we still use today. This translation has many benefits over the previous one. It is a more faithful translation of the original Latin and it does not simplify the theology in the text but maintains all the rich imagery. I…

Week of May 28, 2017

Dear Parishioners, This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day. On this last Monday of May, we remember all those who have given their life in service to our country. Fulton Sheen used to say, “The vocation of a soldier is next in dignity to the priesthood, not only because it commissioned him to defend justice on…

Week of May 21, 2017

Dear Parishioners, I have been with you 8 months now and today, Sunday, May 21st, I am being installed as your Pastor. In some ways these eight months have felt like a long time because of the anticipation that I felt for becoming your pastor. Just about every priest desires to have his own parish…

Week of May 7, 2017

Dear Parishioners, Right before Easter, a parishioner remarked to me that “Lazarus doesn’t get any credit”. By this, he meant that Lazarus was resurrected before Christ (John 11:1-44) and does not get mentioned as often. In fact, there are many different people who were resurrected before Christ in the New Testament such as the daughter…

Week of April 30, 2017

Dear Parishioners, As Catholics, we believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. We celebrate this doctrine whenever we recite the Creed and whenever we celebrate Mass. It really is the cornerstone of everything else we believe because it confirms everything that Christ told His followers. For, as St. Paul tells us, “And if Christ has…

Week of April 23, 2017

Dear Parishioners, There were two monks who were traveling together. One day on their journey, they had to cross a river. At the same time, a woman had to cross the river as well and asked the monks to help her. So, the one monk picked up the woman and carried her across the river….

Week of April 16, 2017

Dear Parishioners, Happy Easter everyone! Today is the highest feast of the whole year. It is greater than St. Joseph’s day, St. Patrick’s day and even Christmas. Today our redemption is revealed in Our Lord, Jesus Christ. He has conquered death and has redeemed the world. There are many misconceptions about the Resurrection. When we…