Fr. Carter

Week of April 18, 2021

Dear Parishioners, I am very glad that people are returning to Church after being away for so long. The sacramental life is very necessary and we all desire to worship God. Though it is necessary for many to stay away because of public health reasons, we should all do what we can to return to…

Week of April 11, 2021

Dear Parishioners, Today is the Octave day of Easter also known as Divine Mercy Sunday. There is a great devotion associated with this day called the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. It is said on a Rosary, but changes the prayers to focus on the Mercy of Jesus. It is a great prayer to remind ourselves…

Week of April 4, 2021

Dear Parishioners, Happy Easter! Today we celebrate Our Lord’s resurrection. Today He triumphs over sin and death and brings new life into the world. Everything humanity longs for can be found in Him and so we are moved to worship Him this day. This year is especially joyful as we are able to actually worship…

Week of March 28, 2021

Dear Parishioners, Palm Sunday is one of the most popular Sundays of the year. Many people come back to Church in order to receive their palms. But, why do we receive palms today? It’s because Our Lord Jesus was praised by the people waving palms when He entered Jerusalem. Palms are symbolic of peace and…

Week of March 21, 2021

Dear Parishioners, As promised last week, here is the second half of Fr. John Trigilio’s examination of conscience. Confession is available after every weekday mass in Lent, at 2:30 pm on Saturday, at 6 pm on Thursday March 25th and by request. V. Thou shalt not kill. Did I consent, recommend, advise, approve, support or…

Week of March 14, 2021

Dear Parishioners, As you know, confessing our sins at least once a year is a very important practice required by the Church. I know that a lot of people like to go to confession during Lent which makes sense since it is a period of purification and renewal. In order to help everyone make a…

Week of March 7, 2021

Dear Parishioners, I know a lot of people have taken the lock-down very seriously and have rarely left their homes since the pandemic began. As the pandemic slowly gets better, some of them have decided to physically return to Church and they know they ought to go to confession because we as Catholics are required…

Week of February 28, 2021

Dear Parishioners, As Catholics, we ought to be concerned about how treatments for Covid-19 are developed because of our strong moral stance against the use of embryonic stem cells in research. Because these cells are harvested by killing living human beings, we would be benefiting from the use of elected abortion which is an intrinsic…

Week of February 21, 2021

Dear Parishioners, On the first Sunday of Lent, we always hear in the Gospel about Our Lord’s temptation in the desert. Our Lord denies each temptation because they are not according to the will of God the Father. This Gospel is a great way to begin our Lent because it is a reminder that just…

Week of February 14, 2021

Dear Parishioners, Lent is coming up and I would like to tell you about some of the things that we are doing in the parish to experience this holy season. This Wednesday, February 17th, is Ash Wednesday. There are two big changes this year. First, we will have two Mass times (9 am and 7…