Fr. Carter

Week of October 6, 2019

Dear Parishioners, I have two things I would like to talk to you about. First, many of you have been very curious about the state of the charter school that was supposed to be renting our school building this Fall. As you may know, there is a disagreement between the Neptune Township Zoning Board and…

Week of September 29, 2019

Dear Parishioners, I invite you to come to, or pray for, any of these events that we are having in the month of October: October 2nd at 6 pm Traditional Latin Mass on the Feast of the Guardian Angels. The last Latin Mass went so well, we are having another Sung Mass with Christa Dalmazio…

Week of September 22, 2019

Dear Parishioners, I want to take a moment to talk about Active Participation in the Mass. The Second Vatican Council calls for it as, “the primary and indispensable source from which the faithful are to derive the true Christian spirit; and therefore pastors of souls must zealously strive to achieve it, by means of the…

Week of September 15, 2019

Dear Parishioners, For the last two years, I have had Latin Masses celebrating the Feast of the Holy Innocents on December 28th. As you may know, I have a strong devotion to the Traditional Latin Mass. I really love the reverence inherent in it and how it gives glory to God. This year, it will…

Week of September 8, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Over the summer, our Cohort affiliation has changed. A Cohort is a group of parishes that work together according to the plans developed in the Faith in our Future program. Previously, we were in Cohort 18 with Mother of Mercy Parish (Asbury Park) and St. Anselm (Wayside). But, now we are members of…

Week of September 1, 2019

Dear Parishioners, The Pew Research Center recently released the results of a survey about belief in the Eucharist. According to the survey, only about thirty percent of those who consider themselves to be Catholic believe that the Eucharist really is the body and blood of Christ. Of course this number goes up to sixty-three percent…

Week of August 25, 2019

Dear Parishioners, First, I would like to thank Carol Maliff, the Pastoral Council and everyone else who worked hard to make sure the Parish 60th Anniversary Dinner went well. It was great to see so many people come out as well as many of the priests who served the parish in the past. Everyone who…

Week of August 18, 2019

Dear Parishioners, This weekend is our 60th Anniversary of the Parish. This is a huge achievement and a moment to remember how far we have all come. I am blessed to be your pastor and I thank all of you for making my first time being a pastor of a church a memorable and fruitful…

Week of August 11, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Humility is the virtue by which we see ourselves as God sees us, both our faults and virtues. Sometimes people mistake humility with looking down on yourself. But, Humility is necessary to be a saint. Christ Himself was humble when He lowered Himself to become human and to die on the cross. (see…

Week of August 4, 2019

Dear Parishioners, August is the month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. She is Immaculate because from the first moment of conception she is without any stain of Original Sin. Other than Our Lord Jesus, she is the only person born the way God intended her to be. Because of this unique grace, she was…