Fr. Carter

Week of March 10, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Ever since I announced that our Catholic School is closing, people have been asking me what we plan to do with the school building. Some people assumed that we would sell the building or it would somehow go to waste. But, in truth, the school building is a great resource for the parish…

Week of March 3, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Lent is approaching. Lent is the liturgical season in which we prepare for Easter. It commemorates the forty days that Jesus spent in the desert to prepare for His ministry. We celebrate it by taking on additional penances and religious practices. Since Lent is almost here, it is good to think about what…

Week of February 24, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Last week, Our Bishop David O’Connell released (along with all the bishops of NJ) the list of all priests who were credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. He writes, “As Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, I write to share with you a preliminary list that the Diocese has compiled of…

Week of February 17, 2019

Dear Parishioners, This week we will be having our Annual Catholic Appeal. This Appeal raises money for the many programs the Diocese of Trenton provides: assistance to the poor, Catholic Education, evangelization, supporting vocations to the priesthood, taking care of our retired priests and so many other ministries. I am doing this a week earlier…

Week of February 10, 2019

Dear Parishioners, As you may know, one of the things I love about the priesthood is being able to share the faith. Having a robust knowledge of the faith is a key ingredient to having a healthy relationship with God because if one does not know God, one cannot love Him. So, pretty regularly, I…

Week of February 3, 2019

Dear Parishioners, In these past two weeks, we have lost two great men of the Church and I want to take a moment to reflect on their lives. Bishop John Smith is the man who ordained me a deacon. He had a wonderful and witty sense of humor and was excellent at getting along with…

Week of January 27, 2019

Dear Parishioners, I was recently visiting another parish and I found something quite disturbing there. Someone had dropped part of the Eucharist in one of the pews. When I asked some of the servers there, I found out that sometimes the mothers of that parish would break a host in half for their child because…

Week of January 20, 2019

Dear Parishioners, I would like to talk about the Diocesan Youth Conference (DYC) today. According to their promotional material, The Diocesan Youth Conference is, “our yearly gathering for the youth of the Diocese of Trenton. It is an opportunity for teens in grades 812 to encounter Jesus through the joyful celebration of our Catholic Faith,…

Week of January 13, 2018

Dear Parishioners, It is very common during the New Year to take on a resolution as a way to improve oneself and to build virtue. In case anyone wanted to try to improve themselves spiritually, I would like to make the following suggestions. Just remember to take things slowly, since trying to start too many…

Week of January 6, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Today we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany. Normally, throughout the whole world we celebrate this day on January 6 (which is literally the 12th day of Christmas, like in the song). But, as a custom in America, we place this feast always on the Sunday after the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of…