Fr. Carter

Week of March 14, 2021

Dear Parishioners, As you know, confessing our sins at least once a year is a very important practice required by the Church. I know that a lot of people like to go to confession during Lent which makes sense since it is a period of purification and renewal. In order to help everyone make a…

Week of March 7, 2021

Dear Parishioners, I know a lot of people have taken the lock-down very seriously and have rarely left their homes since the pandemic began. As the pandemic slowly gets better, some of them have decided to physically return to Church and they know they ought to go to confession because we as Catholics are required…

Week of February 28, 2021

Dear Parishioners, As Catholics, we ought to be concerned about how treatments for Covid-19 are developed because of our strong moral stance against the use of embryonic stem cells in research. Because these cells are harvested by killing living human beings, we would be benefiting from the use of elected abortion which is an intrinsic…

Week of February 21, 2021

Dear Parishioners, On the first Sunday of Lent, we always hear in the Gospel about Our Lord’s temptation in the desert. Our Lord denies each temptation because they are not according to the will of God the Father. This Gospel is a great way to begin our Lent because it is a reminder that just…

Week of February 14, 2021

Dear Parishioners, Lent is coming up and I would like to tell you about some of the things that we are doing in the parish to experience this holy season. This Wednesday, February 17th, is Ash Wednesday. There are two big changes this year. First, we will have two Mass times (9 am and 7…

Week of February 7, 2021

Dear Parishioners, We have just moved the offices to the rectory. For a long time the offices were in the school. However, this arrangement needed to change because the Charter School is moving into the building soon. State law and Covid restrictions require that only school personnel may be in the building during normal school…

Week of January 31, 2021

Dear Parishioners, I never envy the decisions the bishops in our country have to make. I would never want to be in their shoes and deal with the problems they have to deal with. So, I will never offer public criticism of what they do as long as they continue to hold and teach the…

Week of January 24, 2021

Dear Parishioners, The bishop has issued new directives for the upcoming Holy Days. The Church is very concerned about the spread of the coronavirus and so we have to make the following changes to our normal liturgical activities. I am letting you all know ahead of time so that nothing will be a surprise. However,…

Week of January 10, 2021

Dear Parishioners, A lot of work went into preparing the church for Christmas. We had a lot of volunteers this year. So, I would like to take a moment in this bulletin letter to thank all of those who were involved. This includes: Christina Schuetz (who tirelessly coordinated everything) Bela, Tony & Maryanne Fiuza Mary…

Week of January 3, 2021

Dear Parishioners, Happy Epiphany! Today is the day we celebrate the Wisemen visiting the child Jesus and giving Him the gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. They follow the star that predicts the Lord’s coming and are able to find Him in the manger. This long journey is predicted in the Old Testament and is…