Fr. Carter

Week of November 26, 2017

Dear Parishioners, We have a lot of events coming up during the Month of December: Friday December 1 st – Family Board Game Night will take place at 5 pm in the school cafeteria. Thursday December 7 th – Basics of the Traditional Latin Mass will be in the chapel at 7 pm. I will…

Week of November 19, 2017

Dear Parishioners, One of the first requests ever made to me when I came to the parish was that we would have a yearly financial report. Apparently, this report has not been given for several years. So, I made it a priority to make sure that we had one. Now, today, in an insert in…

Week of November 12, 2017

Dear Parishioners, As some of you have noticed, on the three Fridays of Advent (December 8, 15 and 22) at 5:30 pm, I have scheduled some Traditional Latin Masses. I have a strong devotion toward the Latin Mass. I find the Latin Mass profoundly prayerful and reverent. So, I would like to share this form…

Week of November 5, 2017

Dear Parishioners, I would like to tell you about a great resource for everyone in our parish. FORMED is an online video streaming service (like Netflix) for Catholics. It has many great movies, documentaries and apologetic videos about the faith. Or, if you like listening to information, it contains a number of audio recordings of…

Week of October 29, 2017

Dear Parishioners, As we approach the end of this month, we come to an important anniversary in our Church: 500 years ago on October 31st, Martin Luther posted his 95 theses to a church door in Wittenberg and began the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther was greatly concerned about corruptions within the Church. During this time,…

Week of October 22, 2017

Dear Parishioners, This Sunday is World Mission Sunday. On this day, we remember that one of the roles of the Church is to be Christ’s witness in the world. Being missionaries is at the heart of the Christian faith and in many ways gives us our identity. At the end of the Gospel according to…

Week of October 15, 2017

Dear Parishioners, This past Friday marked an important anniversary in our Church: the one-hundredth anniversary of the final appearance of Our Lady of Fatima. From May until October in 1917, Our Lady appeared to three children (Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marto, and Lucia dos Santos) in Fatima, Portugal. These miraculous appearances attracted the attention of…

Week of October 8, 2017

Dear Parishioners, I have often said in homilies, and these bulletin letters, that prayer is important to living the Christian life. I think intellectually, we all know that. The problem is that not many of us know how to pray. We can just sit there and wait for something to happen. But, that does not…

Week of October 1, 2017

Dear Parishioners, For this bulletin letter, I would like to update you on some of the wonderful things that have been hap- pening in our parish and that will happen in the upcoming month. The Monday Night Bible Study, “The Bible and the Sacraments,” has been going well. I knew it was a good series…

Week of September 24, 2017

Dear Parishioners, Thank you to the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for cooperating with the changes I made last week. Even though it is not a huge difference time-wise to approach the altar after the priest receives communion rather than for the Lamb of God, I think there is a great spiritual benefit to do…