Fr. Carter

Week of December 16, 2018

Dear Parishioners, Next year is the 60th anniversary of the parish. I think that’s a grand and wonderful accomplishment and it should be celebrated with the best of our ability. I was brainstorming with our Pastoral Council and we came up with a few ideas I would like to share with you: We want to…

Week of December 9, 2018

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 December 2, 2018

Dear Parishioners, One of the themes of Advent is light and darkness. During the winter season, the days become darker and shorter representing a lack of God’s presence in the world. Then on Christmas, Christ symbolically returns and the days become longer and brighter. The change in day length displays that Christ is the Light…

Week of November 18, 2018

Dear Parishioners, Last week, I announced that Holy Innocents School was closing, and I stayed after every Mass to answer any concerns people might have. I have received a couple good questions. So, as a follow up, I would like to answer some of them in this letter. Is there anything that can be done…

Week of November 11, 2018

Dear Parishioners, There is no easy way to break bad news, so I am going to be straight forward: after the 2018-2019 school year, we will be closing Holy Innocents School. When that day comes, it will be a sad day that closes over 50 years of history in our parish. Before making this decision,…

Week of October 21, 2018

Dear Parishioners, On the last Sunday of September at Noon, we had our first Youth Mass where we had contemporary music played by young people. We are planning this Mass to be a monthly event starting on November 4 and continuing the first Sunday of every month followed after by a Youth Group meeting. The…

Week of October 14, 2018

Dear Parishioners, Over the last few weeks, I have implemented the moderate use of Latin in the liturgy of our parish with the “Holy Holy Holy” and the “Lamb of God” being sung in Latin. Some people absolutely love this change because it reminds them of how Mass was said in their youth and it…

Week of October 7, 2018

Dear Parishioners, If you read my letter last week, you know that this Thursday, October 11th is a special day of prayer and penance for our parish. This day of prayer and fasting is something called upon by our bishop in order to pray for the Church. It will be a normal day of Eucharistic…

Week of September 30, 2018

Dear Parishioners, As you all know, our Church is suffering from scandal that stems from the sins of the clergy. As Pope Francis himself expressed it in his letter to the people of God on August 20th: It is essential that we, as a Church, be able to acknowledge and condemn, with sorrow and shame,…

Week of September 23, 2018

Dear Parishioners, I was recently preparing for the Bible Study. Part of the study involves answering discussion questions and this particular question caught my attention. It reads, “God granted King Solomon the gift of wisdom as per Solomon’s request. If God were to grant you a special gift, what would you ask for? Why?” When…