Fr. Carter

Week of November 14, 2021

Dear Parishioners, As Catholics, we believe that there is an afterlife. We hope to someday go to Heaven and be happy with God forever. However, we recognize that any sin on our souls creates a barrier between us and God. When we sin, we are rejecting God’s plans for us and wound our relationship with…

Week of November 7, 2021

A Message from our Bishop: CALLED BY NAME In the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, the prophet is speaking in chapter 43 to “Israel in exile,” the “Babylonian Captivity” as this period is called. He attempts to re-focus the Israelites’ attention from their past life to something new, something better, a way of life that…

Week of October 24, 2021

Dear Parishioners, Last week marked the beginning of a Synod called for by Pope Francis. He asked that dioceses around the world would have an opening Mass for this Synod and so there was one at our Cathedral that Sunday afternoon. A synod is normally a local gathering of bishops to discuss important matters in…

Week of October 17, 2021

Dear Parishioners, I hope you have all noticed the work that has been done around the campus. Thanks to generous donations we have put sod down on the lawn, added flowers outside and our landscaper even donated his time to plant the flowers. Inside the Church, we have installed cabinets in the sacristy near the…

Week of October 10, 2021

Dear Parishioners, The month of October is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. It is no wonder that the Church pays so much attention to this devotion. Countless miracles have been done through Our Lady’s intercession and so many saints have recommended it. Out of all the stories, I could tell about this great devotion,…

Week of October 3, 2021

Dear Parishioners, Many people are refusing to be vaccinated against Covid-19 because they think that by doing so they will be supporting abortion. This is something we should all be concerned with since, according to the Catechism, “Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense.” (CCC 2272) One way of supporting abortion is by…

Week of September 26, 2021

This message is a repeat from a month ago. Since I published it initially, some daily Mass parishioners have caught Covid and I think it’s a big reminder that we should all be concerned with being safe and making Mass as safe as possible for each other. Please take this advice in a spirit of…

Week of September 19, 2021

Dear Parishioners, I have three important announcements this week: Please consider signing up for the blood drive next week. (Sunday, September 26th). Few people have signed up and the blood supplies are very low. This is an opportunity to help someone who might really need it. If you have any school-aged children, it is your…

Week of September 12, 2021

Dear Parishioners, A few weeks ago, lawmakers in Texas made abortion effectively illegal by banning it before the 6th week of life, which is usually before women realize they are pregnant. As a Catholic, I am overall very happy to see steps being taken to restrict abortion. While we cannot take abortion as the only…

Week of September 5, 2021

Dear Parishioners, Last week, a man came to the Parish Office quite distraught. I was in a meeting at the time, but my secretary thought it was important enough to interrupt that meeting so that I could talk to him. I was very surprised to find out that he found a sacred host in the…