Fr. Carter

Week of July 14, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Let’s talk about prayer. According to the Catechism, Prayer is “the raising of one’s mind and heart to God, or the petition of good things from Him in accord with His will.” (CCC 2559) Everyone has to pray because we are all called to be in a relationship with God. In fact, it’s…

Week of July 7, 2019

Dear Parishioners, I hope everyone is having a wonderful beginning of summer. Normally around this time, the work of the parish calms down. However, this July is proving to be very eventful and I would like to share with you some of the things that are happening in the parish this month. First, this is…

June 30, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Earlier this month, California passed a law which would require priests to break the seal of confession if the penitent confesses the crime of sexual abuse of a minor. I can appreciate why someone would support a law like this one. We should all desire the protection of minors and bringing those who…

Week of June 23, 2019

Dear Parishioners, I have been thinking about something lately. This past winter, I discontinued the distribution of communion from the chalice because of flu season. Since then, I have not returned to practice of distributing under both species because as the only priest in the parish, I really did not want to risk getting sick….

Week of June 16, 2019

Dear Parishioners, As you know, the Diocese of Trenton takes the protection of minors very seriously. Whenever the Diocese receives any accusation against clergy, we immediately report it to the District Attorney and law enforcement. It is very important that we do this because we need to be transparent and not hide anyone who has…

Week of June 9, 2019

Dear Parishioners, This week marks a sad passing in the history of our parish. This is the last week that we will have a parochial school. When I first announced that this would happen, many people questioned me about why the school has to close. I think that most people understand now that we have…

Week of May 26, 2019

Dear Parishioners, I hope everyone is having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I just want to take this opportunity to let you know where we are with some ongoing parish events. Bible Study and Reading Group are going to be on break for the summer. Both of them have been going really well with very…

Week of May 19, 2019

Dear Parishioners, I am pleased to be able to invite you to reserve Sunday night, June 9th through Wednesday night, June 12th for our week of renewal here at our Parish. The theme for this Parish Mission is, “Our Call to Holiness.” We are fortunate to have Bill Wegner from Good News International, who will…

Week of May 12, 2019

Dear Parishioners, I would like to wish all the mothers in our parish a Happy Mother’s day. It can never be underestimated how important having a mother is. No one would be here without their mothers. It is through their mothers that people first experience complete and genuine love. Almost every mother I know would…

Week of May 5, 2019

Dear Parishioners, I have good news for the parish this week. A new priest has been assigned to be the Hospital Chaplain and Parochial Vicar here. His name is Fr. Michael DeSaye and he is currently stationed in St. Joan of Arc, Marlton. He was just ordained a priest last year and has really grown…