On Friday, July 8, Fr. Peter Carota passed away. It was a passing that involved great suffering and I know he embraced it whole-heartedly. I met Fr. Peter many years ago when he was an associate pastor at St. Jude in Ceres, California. Whenever I think of Fr. Peter the first and often times the only word that comes to mind is “joy”. While I have had and have now the great blessing of knowing many wonderful priests, Fr. Peter is one of only two of whom I can say this. He truly was one of the most beautiful persons I have ever known. Please take a moment in you day to offer prayers for him. I also encourage you to take a moment to learn more about Fr. Peter at the following sites. This first article is very personal and heartfelt. The second is very informative with a little of what he did prior to becoming a priest and what we accomplished during his priesthood.
+ Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let Your perpetual light shine upon him.