Fr. Carter

Week of September 16, 2018

Dear Parishioners, I just have a few short updates for this week. Youth group. We have made great progress in planning the Youth Group for this year. I have received some help from some great volunteers from Couples for Christ who have lots of experience in starting Youth Groups in other parishes. The plan is…

Week of September 2, 2018

Dear Parishioners, Here is the parish news for this week: Please welcome our new Music Director, Christa Dalmazio. Christa has been a cantor for our parish for several years and has just completed her Masters degree in voice from the Manhattan School of Music. She is a very positive person with a heart that loves…

Week of August 26, 2018

Dear Parishioners, I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report. I have endeavored to read the whole thing. But, I find myself unable to do so for the same reason I have trouble reading Dante’s Inferno: I hate to see something so blatantly evil triumph. I became a…

Week of August 19, 2018

Dear Parishioners, I just wanted to write today about what a great gift the Eucharist is for us in the Church. We believe that the Eucharist is more than just a symbolic presence of Christ, but His very body, blood, soul and divinity. We believe this because He said so Himself. Such a mysterious teaching…

Week of August 12, 2018

Dear Parishioners, While I was on retreat this summer, I discovered something that I think would be of great benefit to our parish. For the Bible study this Fall, I would like to use the book Bible Basics for Catholics by Professor John Bergsma. This summarizes the whole Bible over eight chapters and explains how…

Week of July 29, 2018

Dear Parishioners, I would like to take some time to update you all on how some groups that I am running are coming along in the parish. The Bible study has gone well this past year. The first half of the year, we did a video format for the study that pulled together many parts…

Week of July 22, 2018

Dear Parishioners, According to Jesus, we can know whether or not a prophet is true by the fruit he produces. (see Matthew 7:15-20) This means that if a prophet makes predictions that come true, that prophet and his message can be trusted. Meanwhile, if a prophet makes predictions that are not true, then you cannot…

Week of July 15, 2018

Dear Parishioners, Today’s Gospel describes Jesus sending out his twelve disciples to go throughout the land preaching repentance and casting out unclean spirits. They were to travel from house to house and take very little with them so that they could depend on God and the charity of good people. Though it is a short…

Week of July 8, 2018

Dear Parishioners, As many of you know, I hold a Parish Board Game Night once a month in the school cafeteria. Also, those of you involved in the school know that I run a Board Game Club after school once a week during the school year. What many of you do not know and are…

Week of July 1, 2018

Dear Parishioners, As we ease into the summer months, I would like to recognize two people who are leaving working for the parish. I would like to thank Bill Maguire for over ten years of service as Business Administrator. He decided to retire a little over a month ago and though this was a tough…