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Pastor Fr. Kevin Carter

Welcome to St. Margaret of Cortona’s website.  I am Fr. Kevin Carter, the pastor of St. Margaret since 2013.  


A couple of months before I began my pastorate the parish and the communities it serves, Little Ferry and Moonachie, were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. 2013 was a year of rebuilding for the parish as well as for the communities of Little Ferry and Moonachie. On August 4, 2013, our church was dedicated and reopened.  I often have classified that day as perhaps the greatest day of my priesthood.  


St. Margaret’s is a very active parish.  We strive to celebrate and recognize the wondrous reality that our God has given us all that we have, especially the gift of life.  We likewise strive to respond to God’s grace by becoming stewards, freely and faithfully giving of our time, talent, and treasure.  Whether you are a parishioner looking for information or an internet visitor just stopping by for a look, I hope your visit is fruitful and helps you on your journey of faith to the Lord.


May God bless you today and always.


Fr. Kevin

Fr. Kevin's Bio

DOB:                                October 18, 1960

Hometown:                     Jersey City, NJ



Grammar School:          Our Lady of Mercy, Jersey City, 1974

High School:                    St. Peter’s Prep, Jersey City, 1978

College:                            BS, Accounting, Bentley College, Waltham, MA, 1982 

                                          MDIV, Immaculate Conception Seminary, South Orange, NJ 1986


Ordained:                        November 22, 1986, Sacred Heart Cathedral


Assignments:                  St. Elizabeth, Wyckoff 1987-93 

                                          St. John the Baptist, Hillsdale 1993-97 

                                          Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Oakland 1997-98 

                                          St. Luke’s, Ho-Ho-Kus 1998 

                                          St. Nicholas, Jersey City, 1998 – 2013 

                                          St. Margaret of Cortona, 2013 - Present


Other Responsibilities:  Member, Archdiocesan New Energies Implementation Team

                                          Chaplain of Our Lady of Fatima First Saturday Club

                                          Police Chaplain for Little Ferry, Moonachie, Jersey City, Port Authority                                           of NY & NJ, Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco, Local PBA 102, 

                                          Hudson County Chiefs of Police Association.



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