Fr. Carter

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….

October 23, 2016

Hello Parishioners of Holy Innocents Church, This Sunday we congratulate Fr. Evarist Kabagambe as he receives the Champion for Life Award from Mary’s Child Pro-life Ministry. I hope that everyone congratulates him when you see him this weekend! As a Church, we recognize the importance of protecting life. We believe that taking a life on…

Week of October 16, 2016

Hello Dear Parishioners, Our Holy Father Pope Francis recently sent a video message to a conference in Argentina where he reflected on Mercy. Since it is still the Year of Mercy, I am going to share with you some quotes from that message that I have found spiritually helpful and I hope you do, too….

Week of October 9, 2016

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, One of the most common questions I’m asked as a priest is, ‘how does one begin to pray’. Starting to pray can be a challenge because it is outside our normal every day life. We somehow think every time we pray there should be some sign or mystical experience. But,…

Week of October 2, 2016

Hello Parishioners of Holy Innocents Church, This week we celebrate one of the most popular saints in the Church, St. Francis of Assisi. This is a man who resembled Christ in many aspects of his life because whatever he did, he did it with his whole heart. In this way he is a great example…