Fr. Carter

Week of August 1, 2021

Dear Parishioners, This week, before all the Masses, we will be hearing from a young person who is going to serve the next year as a missionary in Wichita. I have given her permission to speak at all the Masses because she has been a parishioner here her whole life and her family is very…

Week of July 25, 2021

Dear Parishioners, This past week, Pope Francis has promulgated a new Motu Proprio called Traditionis Custodes restricting the use of the Traditional Latin Mass. A Motu Proprio is a document where the Pope directly legislates by his own authority a change in liturgical or Canon Law. So, this is a command that is very serious…

Week of July 18, 2021

Dear Parishioners, I would like to take a moment to update you on how the Church renovation is going. First, I would like to thank all those who contributed to renovating the Church. At one weekend Mass, we received over 1800 dollars in donations to aid in the renovation. This is amazing and really speaks…

Week of June 27, 2021

Dear Parishioners, I have good news this week: the Bishop is sending us another priest to be our Parochial Vicar and Hospital Chaplain. His name is Fr. Cesar Rubiano, and his ministry here begins July 1st. Fr. Rubiano was ordained a priest 25 years ago in Bogota, Colombia. He has served as secretary to Bishop…

Week of June 20, 2021

Dear Parishioners, According to St. Thomas Aquinas, pride is an inordinate desire for excellence. A desire for excellence is a good thing (if in accord with right reason) since we should always strive to be the best that we can be. We naturally appreciate those who accomplish great things and try to be like them….

Week of June 13, 2021

Dear Parishioners, We are beginning a new project to beautify the Church. We have recently repainted the sanctuary and have taken down the Sanctuary Curtain banners. This in itself makes the sanctuary look a lot cleaner, newer and really enhances the stained glass window behind the crucifix. However, this is only the first step of…

Week of June 6, 2021

Dear Parishioners, Welcome back to everyone who has been away from Church! For the last year, the Bishops of New Jersey have dispensed the obligation of Catholics to attend Mass on Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation in order to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. They also implemented directives for those who attended…

Week of May 29, 2021

Dear Parishioners, Last week the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey made the following joint statement: We the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey, are lifting the dispensation of the Sunday and Holy Days Mass obligation beginning on Saturday, June 5, 2021, and Sunday, June 6, 2021, Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ….

Week of May 23, 2021

Dear Parishioners, On this Solemnity of Pentecost, I would like to reflect on the words of St. Augustine. He said, “What the soul is to the human body, the Holy Spirit is to the Body of Christ, which is the Church.” By this, he means the difference between a living body and a dead one…

Week of May 9, 2021

Dear Parishioners, One of the great things about the Church that I think we often overlook is that it is visible. When Christ founded the Church, He appointed His apostles to spread and reign over the Church. He did not pick the most charismatic or the brightest or the strongest to rule His Church (as…