Fr. Carter

Week of May 17, 2020

Dear Parishioners, As you probably already know, the Bishop is allowing the churches to reopen for private prayer. This is great news and I hope that it’s a sign that we can return to the sacraments sooner rather than later. Of course, we all still must be patient since this all depends on the state…

Week of May 10, 2020

Dear Parishioners, I do not have a lot to say this week. So, I am going to let some great video series speak for me. The following are some great YouTube Channels that I think anyone who is interested in learning more about their faith should spend time watching. All of them can be found…

Week of May 3, 2020

Dear Parishioners, One thing that I’ve noticed since this pandemic began is how good people are at following basic health instructions. I’ve noticed for the most part, people have complied with staying home, not making physical contact and with wearing masks. These are all things that would have been unthinkable a couple months ago. Yet,…

Week of April 26, 2020

Dear Parishioners, I hope you are all staying safe and well. I know that many of you are annoyed that you cannot return to regular Mass at this time. It’s very easy to lash out at public authorities and the Bishop. But, as I have mentioned before, as strange as this situation is, it is…

Week of April 19, 2020

Dear Parishioners, I am really glad that we were able to still celebrate the Easter Triduum even if it was only through the internet. When this lockdown began, I thought it would only be for two weeks and therefore I did not want to invest in live streaming. But after it was apparent that it…

Week of March 29, 2020

Dear Parishioners, As we enter into week 2 of Mass being suspended, I would like to share with you ways to keep in touch with the parish. Ironically, I know that most of you will probably read this on the Internet already. (I also plan to post all these bulletin articles on Facebook.) But, please…

Week of March 22, 2020

Dear Parishioners, Public Masses have been suspended for public health reasons. As much as I know how necessary this is, I can’t help but to be saddened by this decision. I can at least say Mass without a congregation. (After all, we are still obligated to make sure the intentions for the Masses are fulfilled.)…

Week of March 15, 2020

Dear Parishioners, I would like to make some clarifications about last week’s announcements about the distribution of Holy Communion. As you know, we are all very concerned about the Corona Virus and the Diocese of Trenton wants to make sure that people are safe in case it breaks out in our area. So, the Diocese…

Week of March 1, 2020

Dear Parishioners, Thank you to the Holy Father Pope Francis for his defense of priestly celibacy. Recently the Synod of the Amazon suggested that for that region, the church’s rules requiring priests to be unmarried should be relaxed in order to encourage more men to enter the priesthood in that region. However, as the Holy…

Week of February 23, 2020

Lent is coming up very quickly and now is to time to start evaluating where we need the Holy Spirit to work in our lives. A couple weeks ago, I suggested some ways to prepare for Lent. It involved listening to God, keeping to your previous commitments to God and practicing saying yes to God. …