Fr. Carter

Week of February 12, 2017

Dear Parishioners, Lent is approaching. Lent is the liturgical season in which we prepare for Easter. It commemorates the forty days that Jesus spent in the desert to prepare for His ministry. We celebrate it by taking on additional penances and religious practices. Since we have two and a half more weeks until Lent is…

Week of February 5, 2017

Dear Parishioners, In today’s Gospel, Our Lord calls His followers the “light of the world”. He calls them the light because God’s light shines through the Church. People should be able to look at Christians and see the love and generosity we all learn from Christ. Pope Francis explains it well when he says: “Religious…

Week of January 29, 2017

Dear Parishioners, Up to the time I entered seminary, I had only attended public school. I went to public school from grade school through high school. And even when I went to college, I attended a public, state school. During that time I was certainly practicing my faith, attending church and praying. But, I never…

Week of January 22, 2017

Dear Parishioners, In John 17, our Lord prays for the entire Church. He prays that He may be glorified in them and that they may all be one. Just as the Father and He are one, so He desires the same unity among all Christians. In this spirit, the Church asks that we pray for…

Week of January 15, 2017

Dear Parishioners, In this Sunday’s reading, John the Baptist testifies that Christ is the Lamb of God. You may be wondering why John gives Jesus this title since a lamb does not seem to be that great of an animal in the grand scheme of things. It is not known for being brave, strong or…

Week of January 8, 2017

Dear Parishioners, At the beginning of the New Year, it is traditional to try new things. So, in the spirit of the New Year, I have three quick announcements. First, thank you to everyone who gave gifts to myself and the Church over Christmas and to everyone who volunteered their time and talents to make…

Christmas 2016

Dear Parishioners, Merry Christmas! It is good that you come to Church to celebrate Our Savior’s birth. Many people think that God is distant and unknowable. But, we believe that He can be known because He reveals Himself to us. We are blessed to believe in God who is so present that He comes to…

Week of December 18, 2016

Dear Parishioners, Christmas is a season of joy. It is a time when we celebrate most fully the coming of our Lord into the world. Our Lord’s birth truly changes all of human history for the better. However, when we look back on an event knowing how things are going to turn out, we tend…

Week of December 11, 2016

Dear Parishioners, I wish today to talk to you about silence. Silence is that state of having no intentional noises. It is necessary for prayerful meditation because we need to be open to how the Lord is directing us. If we are constantly filling our ears with distraction, we are not making room for God….

Week of November 27, 2016

Dear Parishioners, We are in the Season of Advent. It is a time where we remember what it is like to long for Christ and His presence. When Adam and Eve sinned, all of humanity waited for their Savior to come. They waited for thousands of years and even after God made covenants with human…