Fr. Carter

Week of May 29, 2021

Dear Parishioners, Last week the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey made the following joint statement: We the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey, are lifting the dispensation of the Sunday and Holy Days Mass obligation beginning on Saturday, June 5, 2021, and Sunday, June 6, 2021, Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ….

Week of May 23, 2021

Dear Parishioners, On this Solemnity of Pentecost, I would like to reflect on the words of St. Augustine. He said, “What the soul is to the human body, the Holy Spirit is to the Body of Christ, which is the Church.” By this, he means the difference between a living body and a dead one…

Week of May 9, 2021

Dear Parishioners, One of the great things about the Church that I think we often overlook is that it is visible. When Christ founded the Church, He appointed His apostles to spread and reign over the Church. He did not pick the most charismatic or the brightest or the strongest to rule His Church (as…

Week of May 2, 2021

Dear Parishioners, I have two pieces of news for this week’s letter: First, I would like to welcome the new tenants of our school building: the College Achieve Charter School. It has been quite the journey to having them finally move in. But after meeting all the requirements of the township, I am very glad…

Week of April 25, 2021

Dear Parishioners, One thing that makes Christianity different than other religions is that we believe that the body matters. We are not just a spirit occupying a physical form. We do not become just spirits or angels when we die. In a real sense we are our own bodies just as much as we are…

Week of April 18, 2021

Dear Parishioners, I am very glad that people are returning to Church after being away for so long. The sacramental life is very necessary and we all desire to worship God. Though it is necessary for many to stay away because of public health reasons, we should all do what we can to return to…

Week of April 11, 2021

Dear Parishioners, Today is the Octave day of Easter also known as Divine Mercy Sunday. There is a great devotion associated with this day called the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. It is said on a Rosary, but changes the prayers to focus on the Mercy of Jesus. It is a great prayer to remind ourselves…

Week of April 4, 2021

Dear Parishioners, Happy Easter! Today we celebrate Our Lord’s resurrection. Today He triumphs over sin and death and brings new life into the world. Everything humanity longs for can be found in Him and so we are moved to worship Him this day. This year is especially joyful as we are able to actually worship…

Week of March 28, 2021

Dear Parishioners, Palm Sunday is one of the most popular Sundays of the year. Many people come back to Church in order to receive their palms. But, why do we receive palms today? It’s because Our Lord Jesus was praised by the people waving palms when He entered Jerusalem. Palms are symbolic of peace and…

Week of March 21, 2021

Dear Parishioners, As promised last week, here is the second half of Fr. John Trigilio’s examination of conscience. Confession is available after every weekday mass in Lent, at 2:30 pm on Saturday, at 6 pm on Thursday March 25th and by request. V. Thou shalt not kill. Did I consent, recommend, advise, approve, support or…