Fr. Carter

Week of December 20, 2020

Dear Parishioners, Pope Francis has just declared this year to be the Year of St. Joseph. In order to help us reflect on the great role St. Joseph has as the foster father of Jesus, Pope Francis has written an Apostolic Letter on this subject. It is worth reading and I would like to share…

Week of December 13, 2020

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 December 6, 2020

Dear Parishioners, I have made the Christmas schedule. It is pretty much the same as last year with the addition of a 2pm Vigil and that you need to register for some of the masses beforehand. The mass times are as follows: Christmas Eve 2 pm (Need to register online) 4 pm (Need to register…

Week of November 29, 2020

Dear Parishioners, Today is the first day of Advent. It is a time where we remember what it is like to long for Christ and His presence. When Adam and Eve sinned, all of humanity waited for their Savior to come. They waited for thousands of years and even after God made covenants with human…

Week of November 22, 2020

Dear Parishioners As the number of Covid-19 cases spike, I remind you that we all have an obligation to make sure we are not needlessly exposing people to this disease. The Bishop has given us permission to miss Mass, and we should take advantage of that if we think we may have any illness since…

Week of November 15, 2020

Dear Parishioners, I have some great news for you all this week. The Zoning Board of Neptune Township has passed and memorialized a resolution saying that we are finally allowed to rent our school. It has taken almost 18 months to receive approval. The charter school is an excellent use of the building and an…

Week of November 8, 2020

Dear Parishioners, As we come closer and closer to the end of the liturgical year, the liturgy becomes more focused on the last things in life: death, heaven and purgatory. Anyone who thinks about these things realizes that the things of this world do not last forever. Yet, the Church calls our mind to this…

Week of November 1, 2020

Dear Parishioners, I just have a couple of topics I want to bring up to you today: I have a new set up for live streaming Mass for people who cannot come to church. I can now transmit the audio directly into the device that I am filming with. So, if you see a strange…

Week of October 25, 2020

Dear Parishioners, In Amy Coney Barrett’s recent confirmation hearing for the circuit court, one of the senators said something that I think deserves greater comment. Senator Diane Feinstein said to Judge Barrett, “The dogma lives loudly in you.” This was a jab against Mrs. Barrett and especially a jab against her Catholic Faith. “Dogmatic” might…

Week of October 18, 2020

Dear Parishioners, Our bishop recently recommended that we should pray the Novena prayer for the United States from October 26th to November 3rd. Here is that Novena for your convenience. NOVENA PRAYER FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (recited each day): God our Father, giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to…