Fr. Carter

Week of May 22, 2022

Dear Parishioners, This is my fourth article reacting to the submissions from the Synod on Synodality. I would like to talk about reverence at Mass. Many people noted the lack of reverence in people who come to Mass. While we cannot control the actions of others, enough people referenced it that I thought it deserved…

Week of May 15, 2022

Dear Parishioners, This is my third bulletin letter about the Synod on Synodality and I would like to talk about the need for catechesis in the Church and our community. According to the responses we have received, we would benefit from a structured program for continued faith formation. We already have such a program for…

Week of May 8, 2022

Dear Parishioners, This is my second bulletin letter about the Synod on Synodality. During the Synod, many people expressed a need to have more community in the Church. Parishioners apparently desire more op- portunities to spend time with fellow Catholics to simply talk about daily concerns. These groups could easily center around someone’s state in…

Week of May 1, 2022

Dear Parishioners, Last month, we completed the parish phase of the Synod on Synodality. We offered 5 meetings in which 32 people participated as well as the online questionnaire to which 30 people responded. While this might not be a huge turnout, I’m sure that the people who did respond really had it in their…

Week of April 24, 2022

Dear Parishioners, Today is the Octave day of Easter also known as Divine Mercy Sunday. There is a great devotion associated with this day called the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. It is said on a Rosary, but changes the prayers to focus on the Mercy of Jesus. It is a great prayer to remind ourselves…

Week of April 17, 2022

Dear Parishioners, One of the great things about Catholicism is that it is deeply historical. Jesus Christ is at the center of everything we believe and there is thousands of years of history that foreshadowed His coming. Then after He ascended, His disciples evangelized the whole world. We believe as Catholics that the Church He…

Week of April 10, 2022

Dear Parishioners, Happy Palm Sunday. I just have a couple pieces of news for you this wonderful Sunday. At the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 pm on April 14th, we need people to have their foot washed for that ceremony. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up in the…

Week of April 3, 2022

Dear Parishioners, A lot of things are happening in this month of April. And so for this bulletin letter, I would like to briefly list them. The main things are Holy Week, followed by the Easter Triduum. Two years ago, we were still on lockdown and did not have a public Holy Week. Last year,…

Week of March 27, 2022

Dear Parishioners, This Thursday March 31st, I am offering confessions at 6 pm (until 7 pm) in the confessionals that can be found in the chapel of the Church. Eucharistic Adoration also happens on Thursday. So, feel free to come worship Our Lord in the Church. I know some of you do not like coming…

Week of March 20, 2022

Dear Parishioners, This week, we were blessed to have our Bishop, David O’Connell visit us to confirm our 8th graders. Confirmation is a great Sacrament and we should be glad so many are receiving it in our parish. Confirmation is the Sacrament in which baptismal grace is perfected. In Baptism, we become forgiven of all…