Fr. Carter

Week of April 3, 2022

Dear Parishioners, A lot of things are happening in this month of April. And so for this bulletin letter, I would like to briefly list them. The main things are Holy Week, followed by the Easter Triduum. Two years ago, we were still on lockdown and did not have a public Holy Week. Last year,…

Week of March 27, 2022

Dear Parishioners, This Thursday March 31st, I am offering confessions at 6 pm (until 7 pm) in the confessionals that can be found in the chapel of the Church. Eucharistic Adoration also happens on Thursday. So, feel free to come worship Our Lord in the Church. I know some of you do not like coming…

Week of March 20, 2022

Dear Parishioners, This week, we were blessed to have our Bishop, David O’Connell visit us to confirm our 8th graders. Confirmation is a great Sacrament and we should be glad so many are receiving it in our parish. Confirmation is the Sacrament in which baptismal grace is perfected. In Baptism, we become forgiven of all…

Week of March 13, 2022

Dear Parishioners, You may have noticed that as we continue in the Season of Lent that we are using more Latin in the liturgy. Specifically, we are singing the “Holy Holy Holy” and the “Lamb of God” in Latin. I think that this fits with Lent very well since it is something that encourages us…

Week of March 6, 2022

Dear Parishioners, This week, we are kicking off the Annual Catholic Appeal. So, in lieu of a homily, I would like to take a moment to reflect on what Our Lord’s temptation in the desert teaches us about temptation in general. Temptation is an incitement to sin. It is not the same thing as sin…

Week of February 27, 2022

Dear Parishioners, This week we begin the Holy Season of Lent and so I would like to tell you about all the events that we have during this month. This Wednesday March 2nd is Ash Wednesday. We will keep the same schedule that we had last year with Masses at 9 am and 7 pm….

Week of February 20, 2022

Dear Parishioners, As Lent approaches, it’s good to think about what penance we are going to take on for Lent. Taking on a penance is a little bit of mortification that allows us to train ourselves to resist temptation and to love God more. We do not take on any penance because of any hatred…

Week of February 13, 2022

Dear Parishioners, Lent is coming quickly. In order to get the most out of Lent, we ought to think about how we are to practice it. Lent is a period where we traditionally practice prayer, fasting and almsgiving. While these are important and necessary, they need to be rooted in a spirituality to sustain them…

Week of February 6, 2022

Dear Parishioners, I would like to take a moment to talk about our new mural on the right side of the sanctuary. This mural completes the design of the sanctuary and I hope you all enjoy the balance that it brings. On the left we have Jesus at the beginning of His life as a…

Week of January 30, 2022

Dear Parishioners, I want to take a moment to talk about Church decorating. First, I am very glad to have our newest mural completed. I will be writing a whole article about it next week. Thank you to all who have expressed their gratitude for this image. The sanctuary feels so much more holy with…