Fr. Carter

Week of April 19, 2020

Dear Parishioners, I am really glad that we were able to still celebrate the Easter Triduum even if it was only through the internet. When this lockdown began, I thought it would only be for two weeks and therefore I did not want to invest in live streaming. But after it was apparent that it…

Week of March 29, 2020

Dear Parishioners, As we enter into week 2 of Mass being suspended, I would like to share with you ways to keep in touch with the parish. Ironically, I know that most of you will probably read this on the Internet already. (I also plan to post all these bulletin articles on Facebook.) But, please…

Week of March 22, 2020

Dear Parishioners, Public Masses have been suspended for public health reasons. As much as I know how necessary this is, I can’t help but to be saddened by this decision. I can at least say Mass without a congregation. (After all, we are still obligated to make sure the intentions for the Masses are fulfilled.)…

Week of March 15, 2020

Dear Parishioners, I would like to make some clarifications about last week’s announcements about the distribution of Holy Communion. As you know, we are all very concerned about the Corona Virus and the Diocese of Trenton wants to make sure that people are safe in case it breaks out in our area. So, the Diocese…

Week of March 1, 2020

Dear Parishioners, Thank you to the Holy Father Pope Francis for his defense of priestly celibacy. Recently the Synod of the Amazon suggested that for that region, the church’s rules requiring priests to be unmarried should be relaxed in order to encourage more men to enter the priesthood in that region. However, as the Holy…

Week of February 23, 2020

Lent is coming up very quickly and now is to time to start evaluating where we need the Holy Spirit to work in our lives. A couple weeks ago, I suggested some ways to prepare for Lent. It involved listening to God, keeping to your previous commitments to God and practicing saying yes to God. …

Week of February 16, 2020

Dear Parishioners,  This week is the Pledge Sunday for the 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal throughout the Diocese of Trenton. Each year the Bishop seeks the support of all the members of the diocese to further the work of our ministries. Each of us has a vital part in all we do in Christ’s name, and…

Week of February 9, 2020

Dear Parishioners, Lent is coming up quicker than you think and it will be over with even more 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 alms-giving. While these are important…

Week of February 2, 2020

Dear Parishioners, I have a couple short topics I would like to discuss in today’s bulletin letter. Sponsor a Student Program.Last weekend at almost all the Masses, we had students from St. Rose and St. Catherine talk about supporting Catholic Schools. I don’t think they made it clear, though, that this was supposed to encourage…

Week of January 26, 2020

Dear Parishioners, Pope Francis has established a new Sunday feast day called “Word of God Sunday”, which we are celebrating today. He established this feast day in order to encourage all Catholics to reflect on the incomparable value of God’s Word. It really is the soul of theology and sustains the Christian life and all…