Fr. Carter

Week of May 7, 2017

Dear Parishioners, Right before Easter, a parishioner remarked to me that “Lazarus doesn’t get any credit”. By this, he meant that Lazarus was resurrected before Christ (John 11:1-44) and does not get mentioned as often. In fact, there are many different people who were resurrected before Christ in the New Testament such as the daughter…

Week of April 30, 2017

Dear Parishioners, As Catholics, we believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. We celebrate this doctrine whenever we recite the Creed and whenever we celebrate Mass. It really is the cornerstone of everything else we believe because it confirms everything that Christ told His followers. For, as St. Paul tells us, “And if Christ has…

Week of April 23, 2017

Dear Parishioners, There were two monks who were traveling together. One day on their journey, they had to cross a river. At the same time, a woman had to cross the river as well and asked the monks to help her. So, the one monk picked up the woman and carried her across the river….

Week of April 16, 2017

Dear Parishioners, Happy Easter everyone! Today is the highest feast of the whole year. It is greater than St. Joseph’s day, St. Patrick’s day and even Christmas. Today our redemption is revealed in Our Lord, Jesus Christ. He has conquered death and has redeemed the world. There are many misconceptions about the Resurrection. When we…

Week of April 9, 2017

Dear Parishioners, Welcome to Holy Week. It is at this point in the Church’s Liturgical Calendar that we focus on the events that are at the center of our faith: Jesus’s life, death and resurrection. One thing I love about Holy Week is that the events play out in about the same time that Jesus…

Week of April 2, 2017

Dear Parishioners, The sacrament of Reconciliation will be made available this Wednesday, April 5 at 7 pm during a Deanery Penance Service. (There will also be another one that day at 3 pm at St. Elizabeth, Avon). I hope that many of you, especially those who have not been to confession in a while will…

Week of March 26, 2017

Dear Parishioners, This Sunday in Lent in known as Laetare Sunday. Laetare is a Latin word that means, “rejoice,” or “be happy”. The priests wear rose colored vestments today in order to show this happiness. There is so much in the world to be happy about. We are happy to be Catholic. We are happy…

Week of March 5, 2017

From The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A. Kempis Chapter 13: RESISTING TEMPTATION SO LONG as we live in this world we cannot escape suffering and temptation. Whence it is written in Job: “The life of man upon earth is a warfare.”[Job 7:1] Everyone, therefore, must guard against temptation and must watch in prayer lest…

Week of February 26, 2017

Dear Parishioners, As Lent quickly approaches, I just want to share with you many of the events that we will have here at Holy Innocents. We have many opportunities for confession during Lent. A priest will be available after all the weekday 9 am Masses (other than Friday), our normal Saturday confessions at 5pm, and…

Week of February 19, 2017

Dear Parishioners, In my previous bulletin article, I gave general advice on how to pick good and meaningful Lenten penances. In this article, I’m going to list some concrete suggestions. Again, you should pick something that is appropriate and will help your relationship with God. By no means should anyone try to do everything on…