Fr. Carter

Week of January 15, 2017

Dear Parishioners, In this Sunday’s reading, John the Baptist testifies that Christ is the Lamb of God. You may be wondering why John gives Jesus this title since a lamb does not seem to be that great of an animal in the grand scheme of things. It is not known for being brave, strong or…

Week of January 8, 2017

Dear Parishioners, At the beginning of the New Year, it is traditional to try new things. So, in the spirit of the New Year, I have three quick announcements. First, thank you to everyone who gave gifts to myself and the Church over Christmas and to everyone who volunteered their time and talents to make…

Christmas 2016

Dear Parishioners, Merry Christmas! It is good that you come to Church to celebrate Our Savior’s birth. Many people think that God is distant and unknowable. But, we believe that He can be known because He reveals Himself to us. We are blessed to believe in God who is so present that He comes to…

Week of December 18, 2016

Dear Parishioners, Christmas is a season of joy. It is a time when we celebrate most fully the coming of our Lord into the world. Our Lord’s birth truly changes all of human history for the better. However, when we look back on an event knowing how things are going to turn out, we tend…

Week of December 11, 2016

Dear Parishioners, I wish today to talk to you about silence. Silence is that state of having no intentional noises. It is necessary for prayerful meditation because we need to be open to how the Lord is directing us. If we are constantly filling our ears with distraction, we are not making room for God….

Week of November 27, 2016

Dear Parishioners, We are in the Season of Advent. It is a time where we remember what it is like to long for Christ and His presence. When Adam and Eve sinned, all of humanity waited for their Savior to come. They waited for thousands of years and even after God made covenants with human…

Week of November 20, 2016

Dear Parishioners, Normally as a rule, I stay out of politics. I don’t keep quiet because I do not have strong private opinions on candidates and their issues, or that I do not care about our country. I stay out of it because I know that in the realm of politics, the Church gives us…

Week of November 13, 2016

Dear Parishioners, Next week will be the conclusion of the Year of Mercy. The Pope wishes for mercy to not only live in the hearts of all the faithful, but to be alive in their actions daily. This year marked a special time in the Church to experience and proclaim mercy to the world. The…

Week of November 6, 2016

Dear Parishioners, This month of November is dedicated to praying for the dead. This is a practice that can easily be misunderstood by even Catholics. So, here is a brief summary of why we pray for the dead. As Catholics, we believe that there is an afterlife. We hope to someday go to Heaven and…

Week of October 30, 2016

Dear Parishioners, As Halloween approaches we can often be caught up in the supernatural. For the whole month, we are inundated with scary stories across just about all forms of media. There is no problem with dressing up as ghosts and witches or watching the occasional scary movie, especially if it is just for play….