Fr. Carter

Week of February 18, 2018

Dear Parishioners, Lent is coming very soon. Have you picked out your penance yet? (Or decided to, “Give something up,” as some like to put it.) It’s a good spiritual practice to take on a special penance during Lent so that we can overcome love of self and to open ourselves to the grace of…

Week of February 11, 2018

Dear Parishioners, As you may have heard from last week’s Mass, we are going to temporarily halt the distribution of Communion from the chalice through Lent. This has been an intense flu season. There are many people getting sick and some even dying in extreme cases. So, just as a matter of public safety, I…

Week of February 4, 2018

Dear Parishioners, Lent is coming very soon. Have you picked out your penance yet? (Or decided to, “Give something up,” as some like to put it.) It’s a good spiritual practice to take on a special penance during Lent so that we can overcome love of self and to open ourselves to the grace of…

Week of January 28, 2018

This Sunday is the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. In appreciation for our school and all it does, I have been publishing testimonials from various alumni. When I asked people to submit testimonials, I did not realize there would be this many people willing to do so. It really is a tes- tament to how…

Week of January 21, 2018

Dear Parishioners, As we approach Catholic Schools week, which begins January 28th , I would like to share with you some fond memories of school from some of our alumni. Catholic School has such an im- pact on the lives of those who attend it and we are very blessed to have a school that…

Week of January 14, 2018

Dear Parishioners, As we approach Catholic Schools Week (January 28), I would like to share some fond memories of school from some of our alumni. Catholic School has such an impact on the lives of those who attend it and we are very blessed to have a school that has served this community for so…

Week of January 7, 2018

Dear Parishioners, I just have some brief notes I would like to share as we begin this wonderful New Year. First, thank you to everyone who gave gifts to myself and the Church over Ctoddcarterpriest@gmail.comhristmas and to everyone who volunteered their time and talents to make sure that all the liturgies went well. This goes…

Week of December 31, 2017

Holy Innocents Church, Neptune Bus Trip t o Washington, DC Friday, January 19, 2018. The day begins with Mass at 6:15 am and the bus will depart from Holy Innocents Church parking lot at 7 am. The cost is $20 per person which includes bagels and coffee in the morning. There are 50 seats available…

Week of December 24, 2017

Dear Parishioners, Christmas is a time of great celebration in which families come together. It is a time to pray and a time to party. As Catholics, we know that those two things often go together, because as our Lord says, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them?” (Matthew…

Week of December 17, 2017

Dear Parishioners, I just have some quick notes about the upcoming Mass schedule next weekend. Next week is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. It falls on December 24th and therefore we will not have the normal 5:30 pm Mass. Instead, we will have the Christmas Eve Masses as per the Christmas schedule. Also, in order…