Fr. Carter

Week of September 25, 2022

Dear Parishioners, I have been reading a thought-filled book by Trent Horn called “Persuasive Pro-life: How to Talk About Our Culture’s Toughest Issue”. Trent Horn is an adjunct professor of apologetics at Holy Apostles College and a Catholic Apologist who hosts podcasts and engages people on topics of the faith. He began his career by…

Week of September 18, 2022

Dear Parishioners, One of the most common reactions people had to our Lord when He preached and performed miracles was of shock and wonder. The people of His day often said no one taught like He taught, and no one could do what He did. When we enter a life-long pursuit of learning, we are…

Week of September 11, 2022

Twenty-one years ago today, our nation suffered the worst attack ever on American soil. On that day we saw the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. After over a decade of world peace, the events of that day were shocking and made many doubt their own safety. I would like to take…

Week of September 4, 2022

Dear Parishioners, This past week something really surprising a wonderful happened. The actor Shia LaBeouf revealed that he is converting to Catholicism and he gave an interview to Bishop Robert Barron of Word on Fire all about it. I highly recommend listening to his entire story. So, please check out the interview on Youtube.com. In…

Week of August 28, 2022

Dear Parishioners, Over the last couple weeks Our Lord Jesus has repeated Himself in each parable saying, “For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” He said this referring to the Pharisee and the Publican, about entering the narrow gate and this Sunday if mentions…

Week of August 21, 2022

Dear Parishioners, I have had a lot of time to think lately because I have been in isolation with COVID-19 for two weeks. I am really hoping to be out of isolation by the time you read this. But, I thought I owed you all some sort of explanation on why I have been away…

Week of August 14, 2022

Dear Parishioners, Last week, I wrote about why you should come to Eucharistic Adoration. In summary: Christ is really there, He desires us to spend time with Him, the Eucharist is the center of our worship and it is good for you to do. However, I do know that people might feel awkward when they…

Week of August 7, 2022

Dear Parishioners, One of the things that attracted me most to the Catholic faith was the doctrine of the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Having grown up a Lutheran, I was much closer to Catholicism than most other Protestant denominations. Lutherans believe that there is a spiritual presence of Christ that does…

Week of July 31, 2022

Dear Parishioners, As I may have mentioned before, it is very important for Catholics to educate themselves. There are two broad reasons for this. First, if we do not take responsibility in learning the faith, we will believe anything anyone tells us about the faith. This is especially dangerous since we live in a world…

Week of July 24, 2022

Dear Parishioners, Last month, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced a three year period of Eucharistic Revival. The Eucharistic Revival mission is “To renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.” The Revival is about deepening our relationship with the Lord. We need this…