Fr. Carter

Week of May 5, 2019

Dear Parishioners, I have good news for the parish this week. A new priest has been assigned to be the Hospital Chaplain and Parochial Vicar here. His name is Fr. Michael DeSaye and he is currently stationed in St. Joan of Arc, Marlton. He was just ordained a priest last year and has really grown…

Week of April 28, 2019

Dear Parishioners, On June 7th Holy Innocents School will host its last graduation after more than 50 years of operation as a Catholic grade school of the Diocese of Trenton. With the closure of our School, Holy Innocents Church has negotiated a lease for the shared use of the school building with the College Achieve…

Week of April 21, 2019

Dear Parishioners, There is nothing more important in the world than faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ. Faith lifts our minds to God and invites us to live in right relationship with Him. We cannot choose what is in our faith because it is given to us by God who knows us better than we…

Week of April 7, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Holy Week and the Easter Triduum are coming up quickly! These are some of the most important days in our liturgical year and a lot of work goes into preparing for them. As part of this preparation, we have sign-up sheets in the usher’s room for altar servers, ushers, readers (for the Easter…

Week of March 31, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Two ideas crossed my desk this week and I just want to share them with you. If you are interested in helping out with either of these ideas, feel free to contact me at my email toddcarterpriest@gmail.com or at the Parish Office. The first idea comes from our Parish Cohort 18 Subcommittee of…

Week of March 24, 2019

Dear Parishioners, During Lent, many of us make time to go to confessions (also known as reconciliation or penance) because we are all required to go to confession at least once a year and it fits the penitential character of this holy season. But, I also know there are people so intimidated by the sacrament…

Week of March 17, 2019

Dear Parishioners, This year our parish celebrates its 60th Anniversary. The Pastoral Council and I are planning several events for this upcoming year. However, these events are a group effort. So, please consider if you are able to help make them the best events they can be. We need your help for the following events:…

Week of March 10, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Ever since I announced that our Catholic School is closing, people have been asking me what we plan to do with the school building. Some people assumed that we would sell the building or it would somehow go to waste. But, in truth, the school building is a great resource for the parish…

Week of March 3, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Lent is approaching. Lent is the liturgical season in which we prepare for Easter. It commemorates the forty days that Jesus spent in the desert to prepare for His ministry. We celebrate it by taking on additional penances and religious practices. Since Lent is almost here, it is good to think about what…

Week of February 24, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Last week, Our Bishop David O’Connell released (along with all the bishops of NJ) the list of all priests who were credibly accused of sexual misconduct with a minor. He writes, “As Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, I write to share with you a preliminary list that the Diocese has compiled of…