Fr. Carter

Week of August 25, 2019

Dear Parishioners, First, I would like to thank Carol Maliff, the Pastoral Council and everyone else who worked hard to make sure the Parish 60th Anniversary Dinner went well. It was great to see so many people come out as well as many of the priests who served the parish in the past. Everyone who…

Week of August 18, 2019

Dear Parishioners, This weekend is our 60th Anniversary of the Parish. This is a huge achievement and a moment to remember how far we have all come. I am blessed to be your pastor and I thank all of you for making my first time being a pastor of a church a memorable and fruitful…

Week of August 11, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Humility is the virtue by which we see ourselves as God sees us, both our faults and virtues. Sometimes people mistake humility with looking down on yourself. But, Humility is necessary to be a saint. Christ Himself was humble when He lowered Himself to become human and to die on the cross. (see…

Week of August 4, 2019

Dear Parishioners, August is the month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. She is Immaculate because from the first moment of conception she is without any stain of Original Sin. Other than Our Lord Jesus, she is the only person born the way God intended her to be. Because of this unique grace, she was…

Week of July 28, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Archbishop Fulton Sheen may become a saint soon. His canonization process is moving forward and we should all pray for this to happen. He was a great voice for Catholicism in the 20th century and someone we can all point to as an example of what a Christian should be. Many of his…

Week of July 14, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Let’s talk about prayer. According to the Catechism, Prayer is “the raising of one’s mind and heart to God, or the petition of good things from Him in accord with His will.” (CCC 2559) Everyone has to pray because we are all called to be in a relationship with God. In fact, it’s…

Week of July 7, 2019

Dear Parishioners, I hope everyone is having a wonderful beginning of summer. Normally around this time, the work of the parish calms down. However, this July is proving to be very eventful and I would like to share with you some of the things that are happening in the parish this month. First, this is…

June 30, 2019

Dear Parishioners, Earlier this month, California passed a law which would require priests to break the seal of confession if the penitent confesses the crime of sexual abuse of a minor. I can appreciate why someone would support a law like this one. We should all desire the protection of minors and bringing those who…

Week of June 23, 2019

Dear Parishioners, I have been thinking about something lately. This past winter, I discontinued the distribution of communion from the chalice because of flu season. Since then, I have not returned to practice of distributing under both species because as the only priest in the parish, I really did not want to risk getting sick….

Week of June 16, 2019

Dear Parishioners, As you know, the Diocese of Trenton takes the protection of minors very seriously. Whenever the Diocese receives any accusation against clergy, we immediately report it to the District Attorney and law enforcement. It is very important that we do this because we need to be transparent and not hide anyone who has…