Fr. Carter

Week of November 15, 2020

Dear Parishioners, I have some great news for you all this week. The Zoning Board of Neptune Township has passed and memorialized a resolution saying that we are finally allowed to rent our school. It has taken almost 18 months to receive approval. The charter school is an excellent use of the building and an…

Week of November 8, 2020

Dear Parishioners, As we come closer and closer to the end of the liturgical year, the liturgy becomes more focused on the last things in life: death, heaven and purgatory. Anyone who thinks about these things realizes that the things of this world do not last forever. Yet, the Church calls our mind to this…

Week of November 1, 2020

Dear Parishioners, I just have a couple of topics I want to bring up to you today: I have a new set up for live streaming Mass for people who cannot come to church. I can now transmit the audio directly into the device that I am filming with. So, if you see a strange…

Week of October 25, 2020

Dear Parishioners, In Amy Coney Barrett’s recent confirmation hearing for the circuit court, one of the senators said something that I think deserves greater comment. Senator Diane Feinstein said to Judge Barrett, “The dogma lives loudly in you.” This was a jab against Mrs. Barrett and especially a jab against her Catholic Faith. “Dogmatic” might…

Week of October 18, 2020

Dear Parishioners, Our bishop recently recommended that we should pray the Novena prayer for the United States from October 26th to November 3rd. Here is that Novena for your convenience. NOVENA PRAYER FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (recited each day): God our Father, giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to…

Week of October 11, 2020

Dear Parishioners, Last weekend in my homily I talked about how focusing on sacred scripture in prayer is one of the ways St. Paul suggests that we overcome anxiety in our lives. I did not have enough time to get into how to pray in this manner because it is a very vast topic. Praying…

Week of October 4, 2020

Dear Parishioners, I am glad to see that the number of people who have come back to Mass has grown over the last couple months. For the last three weeks, we have had more than 500 people at Masses and that’s a good thing. It’s a sign that people really desire to worship Our Lord….

Week of September 27, 2020

Dear Parishioners, Reading and meditating on the Word of God is essential to living the Christian life. That is why we reflect on God’s Word at every Mass. Normally we have worship aids called the Pew Missals out for people to read before or during Mass in order to help them follow along in the…

Week of September 20, 2020

Dear Parishioners, The month of September is dedicated to the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Seven Sorrows are the various sufferings that Mary had to go through for the love of her Son. She is without any stain of sin and so she could love more than we could. On top of…

Week of September 13, 2020

Dear Parishioners, As many of you may know, I will be saying a Traditional Latin Mass on Sunday, September 20th at 3 pm in our church which is the first one that I will be saying on a Sunday. I know that some of you may be curious why I am doing this and some…