Fr. Carter

Week of January 22, 2023

Dear Parishioners, Today is the Sunday of the Word of God. It is a new name for this Sunday, having been announced by Pope Francis three years ago. On this Sunday, he wants us to focus on the Word of God so that we may, “experience anew how the risen Lord opens up for us…

Week of January 15, 2023

Dear Parishioners, This week begins the next liturgical season in the Church: Ordinary Time. It is distinct from the other seasons because we wear green which is a symbol of life and hope. This season is unusual because it is interrupted between Ash Wednesday and Pentecost, which is when we celebrate the seasons of Lent…

Week of January 8, 2023

Dear Parishioners, This week, we as a Church mourn the loss of our Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. I personally mourn him because this Holy Father made a huge impact on my own life and vocation. He is a man that was often wrongly characterized as a harsh pitbull for the faith. But, in reality, anyone…

Week of January 1, 2023

Dear Parishioners, As we begin a New Year, it is good to offer all of our works, trials and joys to the Lord. God gives us everything and therefore it is right to offer it back to Him. I pray for all of you that you may be prosperous, fulfilled and well. But most of…

Week of December 25, 2022

Dear Parishioners, Merry Christmas! It is good that you come to Church to celebrate Our Savior’s birth. Many people think that God is distant and unknowable. But, we believe that He can be known because he reveals Himself to us. We are blessed to believe in God who is so present that He comes to…

Week of December 18, 2022

Dear Parishioners, I am going on Pilgrimage to the Holy Land next year and I would like to invite any of you interested in traveling to the Holy Land to come there with me. We have the flyers on the pamphlet rack next to the library and an advertisement on the bulletin board. But, in…

Week of December 11, 2022

Dear Parishioners, This Thursday at 6 pm, I will be hearing confessions in the chapel during an Advent Holy Hour. If you do not regularly go to confession, now is a great time to take advantage of the sacrament. In order to help you with Confession, here is a short examination of conscience on some…

Week of December 4, 2022

Dear Parishioners, This upcoming Thursday is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. It is a Holy Day of Obligation which means all Catholics are required to attend Mass that day. The Mass schedule is 5:30 pm (vigil), 7 am, 9 am, 12:10 pm and 7 pm. When we say Immaculate Conception, we are re- ferring…

Week of November 27, 2022

Dear Parishioners, We often say that Our Lord Jesus Christ came to bring us Good News: a message of salvation for all people. Through Jesus Christ, we are sons and daughters of God. Through Him, we are saved. We see over and over again, when people first encounter the Christian message, people respond to it….

Week of November 20, 2022

Dear Parishioners, I just have a couple reminders for this week’s bulletn. Thank you to everyone who donated to St. Vincent de Paul’s Thanksgiving food drive and thanks to everyone who helped run it. We are helping so many families this year and I’m sure they all appreciate it as well. During December, they will…