Fr. Carter

Week of August 9, 2020

Dear Parishioners, This week, after a long delay, we are finally having our parish Confirmations. Confirmation is a great sacrament and we should be glad so many are receiving it in our parish. Confirmation is the sacrament in which baptismal grace is perfected. In baptism, we become forgiven of all sin, become temples of the…

Week of August 2, 2020

Dear Parishioners, Over the last few weeks, we have heard parables from Our Lord in the Gospels. When asked why He spoke in parables, He has a very profound response: Because knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been granted to you, but to them it has not been granted. To anyone…

Week of July 26, 2020

Dear Parishioners, After a very long delay, many children are receiving their First Holy Communion this weekend. I am very happy for all of them and hope that this is the start of a life-long dedication to Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament. The Eucharist is the greatest gift God could give us. As St….

Week of July 19, 2020

Dear Parishioners, I am so glad that people are returning to the Mass and confession. The sacraments are essential to the Christian life and people ought to participate in them in so far as they are able to safely do so. I am all for the churches being open and remaining open. I also believe…

Week of June 28, 2020

Dear Parishioners, There’s something that has been worrying me lately: our politics and society are driven by anger. Regularly, we are against people and immediately judge others who are not against the thing we think they should be against. So many news commentary shows get their ratings by labeling and pointing out the flaws of…

Week of June 21, 2020

Dear Parishioners, Happy Father’s Day! Thank you to all the good fathers out there for being the men they are. In our society, fatherhood is often undermined. In any sitcom, the father is safely shown to be lazy or an idiot or a moral reprobate. While I am not against having less than ideal characters…

Week of June 14, 2020

Dear Parishioners, If you are able to come back to Church this weekend, Welcome back! Today is the Feast day of the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Our Lord and I cannot think of a better time to return to Mass after a long time of being away. However, we still need to…

June 7, 2020

Dear Parishioners, Recently the Diocese has released some guidelines called, “Liturgical -Pastoral Directives in a Time of Pandemic”. These guidelines allow us to reopen our churches starting Monday June 8th. However, for the safety of the people, we need to be careful and rethink how we come to Church. I know that this can seem…