Fr. Carter

Week of January, 19, 2020

Dear Parishioners, This Friday is the March for Life in Washington, D.C. As you may know, this March is an important protest against the infringement of the rights of the weakest members of our society: those who are unborn. We currently live in a nation that constantly violates the rights of the unborn allowing mothers…

Week of January 5, 2020

Dear Parishioners, One of the things I really enjoy about the priesthood is having the freedom to learn about the faith and to share it with others. I often do this at Mass in the homily, and at various talks I give throughout the year. But, I especially enjoy having a discussion about these topics…

Week of December 29, 2019

Dear Parishioners, A friend of mine asked her friends when is the right time to start decorating for Christmas. Some people said, “Thanksgiving week.” Others said, “The day after Thanksgiving.” I however gave the least popular answer, “Eight days before Christmas.” Everyone was a little shocked at this answer. But, my reasoning is based on…

Week of December 22, 2019

Dear Parishioners, The Christmas season is a season of joy and catching up with family or friends. However, it can be a stressful time especially for those who feel the pressure of making these times great, parents who need to find the perfect toy for a child or for those who have lost those they…

Week of December 22, 2019

Dear Parishioners, The Christmas season is a season of joy and catching up with family or friends. However, it can be a stressful time especially for those who feel the pressure of making these times great, parents who need to find the perfect toy for a child or for those who have lost those they…

Week of December 15, 2019

Dear Parishioners, We have a lot of confession times available in the various churches of the deanery this week. In order to help you make a good confession, I am including a short examination of conscience. Feel free to look it over before you go to confession. Sometimes we can easily forget that something is…

Week of December 8, 2019

Dear Parishioners, The Immaculate Conception is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year. This is very unusual and may be concerning to some people. So, I would like to take a moment to briefly explain why this is. What are Holy Days of Obligation? They are six special feast days that are not Sundays…

Week of December 1, 2019

Dear Parishioners, I know that many of you like to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the season of Advent. I think this is wonderful.Some people might criticize this practice saying that Advent has a different character than Lent. In Lent, we take on penances for our sins while in Advent, we are preparing…

Week of November 24, 2019

Dear Parishioners, As we enter into the Thanksgiving week, I would like to point out something I think we can all be thankful for: improvements to our grounds at Holy Innocents Church. Many people have approached me about these necessary improvements to the parking lot and church exterior. So, I am very glad to finally…

Week of November 17, 2019

Dear Parishioners, I do not think there is a doctrine of the Church that is so misunderstood as Purgatory. I have noticed more and more that even many Catholics do not understand it. So, I would like to address certain things that people have asked me about Purgatory and try to explain them as best…