Fr. Carter

Week of June 28, 2020

Dear Parishioners, There’s something that has been worrying me lately: our politics and society are driven by anger. Regularly, we are against people and immediately judge others who are not against the thing we think they should be against. So many news commentary shows get their ratings by labeling and pointing out the flaws of…

Week of June 21, 2020

Dear Parishioners, Happy Father’s Day! Thank you to all the good fathers out there for being the men they are. In our society, fatherhood is often undermined. In any sitcom, the father is safely shown to be lazy or an idiot or a moral reprobate. While I am not against having less than ideal characters…

Week of June 14, 2020

Dear Parishioners, If you are able to come back to Church this weekend, Welcome back! Today is the Feast day of the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Our Lord and I cannot think of a better time to return to Mass after a long time of being away. However, we still need to…

June 7, 2020

Dear Parishioners, Recently the Diocese has released some guidelines called, “Liturgical -Pastoral Directives in a Time of Pandemic”. These guidelines allow us to reopen our churches starting Monday June 8th. However, for the safety of the people, we need to be careful and rethink how we come to Church. I know that this can seem…

Week of May 31, 2020

Dear Parishioners, The Communion-in-Cars Mass went really well last week. I would like to especially thank Chris Piazza for organizing it last week, and of course all the people who volunteered to help direct cars. I have only heard positive things from the parishioners who attended. (I received a lot of very positive responses and…

Week of May 24, 2020

Dear Parishioners, When I write these articles, I have to prepare them about 5 days before they actually appear in the Bulletin. That is one of the reasons why I try not to write about anything too topical because it could easily be out of date within the time it takes me to write them…

Week of May 17, 2020

Dear Parishioners, As you probably already know, the Bishop is allowing the churches to reopen for private prayer. This is great news and I hope that it’s a sign that we can return to the sacraments sooner rather than later. Of course, we all still must be patient since this all depends on the state…

Week of May 10, 2020

Dear Parishioners, I do not have a lot to say this week. So, I am going to let some great video series speak for me. The following are some great YouTube Channels that I think anyone who is interested in learning more about their faith should spend time watching. All of them can be found…

Week of May 3, 2020

Dear Parishioners, One thing that I’ve noticed since this pandemic began is how good people are at following basic health instructions. I’ve noticed for the most part, people have complied with staying home, not making physical contact and with wearing masks. These are all things that would have been unthinkable a couple months ago. Yet,…

Week of April 26, 2020

Dear Parishioners, I hope you are all staying safe and well. I know that many of you are annoyed that you cannot return to regular Mass at this time. It’s very easy to lash out at public authorities and the Bishop. But, as I have mentioned before, as strange as this situation is, it is…