Fr. Carter

Week of January 23, 2022

Dear Parishioners, This Sunday has been named by Pope Francis, “Word of God” Sunday. It is a brand new name for this Sunday since it was only instituted 2 years ago. The Pope wishes for all Catholics to know and to love the Word of God in order to foster unity with the Jewish people…

Week of January 16, 2022

Dear Parishioners, Previously, I wrote about the Synod on Synodality. Pope Francis calling on the Church to listen to her members. Many of us have good and bad experience with the Church and the Pope would like to hear them expressed so that we can examine how the Church organizes her self and how it…

Week of January 9, 2022

Dear Parishioners, As Catholics, we are all required to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. We are required to do this because we owe God worship, to renew our relationship with God and because we need the grace of God to live holy lives. Sometimes the Church makes allowances to relieve people…

Week of January 2, 2022

Dear Parishioners, As we begin a new year, the Holy Father has asked us all to participate in a Synod on Synodality. I know some of you may not know what this is. So, here is the information that is provided by the Diocese: As preparations continue for the local phase of the 16th Ordinary…

Week of December 26, 2021

Dear Parishioners, I hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas weekend. Our Lord and Savior has been born to save us from our sins. God becomes man in order to represent man before God. Love itself takes human form so that we may love Him in return. God who is so good gives us…

Week of December 19, 2021

Dear Parishioners, As we approach Christmas, I would like to offer a little reflection from Pope St. John Paul II. He says: O Child, who willed to have for your crib a manger; O Creator of the universe, who stripped yourself of divine glory; O Redeemer, who offered your vulnerable body in sacrifice for the…

Week of December 12, 2021

Dear Parishioners, I know that many of you like to go to confession during the Advent season. I greatly encourage this since we all ought to be going to confession at least once a year and many people encourage confession even more frequently. So, in order to help you go to confession, here is a…

Week of December 5, 2021

Dear Parishioners, Today I would like to offer an Advent reflection from our Pope Emeritus Benedict: Just like a great joy, so too illness and suffering can be a very personal Advent of one’s owna visit by the God who enters my life and wants to encounter me personally. Even when it is difficult for…

Week of November 28, 2021

Dear Parishioners, As you can see, we have made many new additions to our Church to make it more beautiful. We have installed the tile flooring and put up a new mural. It really draws attention to the sanctuary and therefore to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. I know that a lot of people…

Week of November 14, 2021

Dear Parishioners, As Catholics, we believe that there is an afterlife. We hope to someday go to Heaven and be happy with God forever. However, we recognize that any sin on our souls creates a barrier between us and God. When we sin, we are rejecting God’s plans for us and wound our relationship with…