Fr. Carter

Week of September 11, 2022

Twenty-one years ago today, our nation suffered the worst attack ever on American soil. On that day we saw the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. After over a decade of world peace, the events of that day were shocking and made many doubt their own safety. I would like to take…

Week of September 4, 2022

Dear Parishioners, This past week something really surprising a wonderful happened. The actor Shia LaBeouf revealed that he is converting to Catholicism and he gave an interview to Bishop Robert Barron of Word on Fire all about it. I highly recommend listening to his entire story. So, please check out the interview on Youtube.com. In…

Week of August 28, 2022

Dear Parishioners, Over the last couple weeks Our Lord Jesus has repeated Himself in each parable saying, “For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” He said this referring to the Pharisee and the Publican, about entering the narrow gate and this Sunday if mentions…

Week of August 21, 2022

Dear Parishioners, I have had a lot of time to think lately because I have been in isolation with COVID-19 for two weeks. I am really hoping to be out of isolation by the time you read this. But, I thought I owed you all some sort of explanation on why I have been away…

Week of August 14, 2022

Dear Parishioners, Last week, I wrote about why you should come to Eucharistic Adoration. In summary: Christ is really there, He desires us to spend time with Him, the Eucharist is the center of our worship and it is good for you to do. However, I do know that people might feel awkward when they…

Week of August 7, 2022

Dear Parishioners, One of the things that attracted me most to the Catholic faith was the doctrine of the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Having grown up a Lutheran, I was much closer to Catholicism than most other Protestant denominations. Lutherans believe that there is a spiritual presence of Christ that does…

Week of July 31, 2022

Dear Parishioners, As I may have mentioned before, it is very important for Catholics to educate themselves. There are two broad reasons for this. First, if we do not take responsibility in learning the faith, we will believe anything anyone tells us about the faith. This is especially dangerous since we live in a world…

Week of July 24, 2022

Dear Parishioners, Last month, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced a three year period of Eucharistic Revival. The Eucharistic Revival mission is “To renew the Church by enkindling a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.” The Revival is about deepening our relationship with the Lord. We need this…

Week of July 17, 2022

Dear Parishioners, As you may have noticed, the church has gone through many improvements over the last year. These include the murals in the sanctuary, the icon of the Holy Innocents, the installation of a baptistry, making a second sacristy, installing the bell system, the tiling in the sanctuary and adding potted plants to the…

Week of June 26, 2022

Dear Parishioners, Today’s Gospel tells us the cost of being a disciple of Christ. First, He is rejected by the Samaritans. Then, He warns someone that following Him will mean that He will be without a home. Then when He calls others, they wish to put conditions on following Him. Jesus does not have any…