Fr. Carter

Week of June 12, 2022

Dear Parishioners, Happy Holy Trinity Sunday! It is such a glorious day because the Church asks us to reflect on one of the central mysteries of the faith: who God is. We believe that God is three persons who possess one divine nature. However, it is hard to explain to people what that means. So,…

Week of June 5, 2022

The Litany of the Sacred Heart V. Lord, have mercy on us. R. Christ, have mercy on us. V. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. R. Christ, graciously hear us. V. God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. God the…

Week of May 29, 2022

Dear Parishioners, This is my fifth and final article talking about the results of the Synod on Synodality listening sessions. This week, I am going to talk about Church music. In the listening sessions, two basic thoughts were repeated about Church music. One was very glad to see that we are getting away from music…

Week of May 22, 2022

Dear Parishioners, This is my fourth article reacting to the submissions from the Synod on Synodality. I would like to talk about reverence at Mass. Many people noted the lack of reverence in people who come to Mass. While we cannot control the actions of others, enough people referenced it that I thought it deserved…

Week of May 15, 2022

Dear Parishioners, This is my third bulletin letter about the Synod on Synodality and I would like to talk about the need for catechesis in the Church and our community. According to the responses we have received, we would benefit from a structured program for continued faith formation. We already have such a program for…

Week of May 8, 2022

Dear Parishioners, This is my second bulletin letter about the Synod on Synodality. During the Synod, many people expressed a need to have more community in the Church. Parishioners apparently desire more op- portunities to spend time with fellow Catholics to simply talk about daily concerns. These groups could easily center around someone’s state in…

Week of May 1, 2022

Dear Parishioners, Last month, we completed the parish phase of the Synod on Synodality. We offered 5 meetings in which 32 people participated as well as the online questionnaire to which 30 people responded. While this might not be a huge turnout, I’m sure that the people who did respond really had it in their…

Week of April 24, 2022

Dear Parishioners, Today is the Octave day of Easter also known as Divine Mercy Sunday. There is a great devotion associated with this day called the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. It is said on a Rosary, but changes the prayers to focus on the Mercy of Jesus. It is a great prayer to remind ourselves…

Week of April 17, 2022

Dear Parishioners, One of the great things about Catholicism is that it is deeply historical. Jesus Christ is at the center of everything we believe and there is thousands of years of history that foreshadowed His coming. Then after He ascended, His disciples evangelized the whole world. We believe as Catholics that the Church He…

Week of April 10, 2022

Dear Parishioners, Happy Palm Sunday. I just have a couple pieces of news for you this wonderful Sunday. At the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 pm on April 14th, we need people to have their foot washed for that ceremony. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up in the…