Fr. Peter Carota: Prayers urgently needed

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UPDATE as of 6/22/16: From Father Peter Carota’s blog:

At this point, father is completely bedridden and unable to walk. His condition continues to further deteriorate. Please continue to pray for him that he will have peace throughout this time.

O my Lord and Savior, support me in my last hour by the strong arms of Thy sacraments and the fragrance of thy consolations. Let Thy absolving words be said over me, and the holy oil sign and seal me; and let Thine own body be my food and Thy blood my sprinkling; and let Thy Mother Mary come to me, and my angel whisper peace to me, and Thy glorious saints and my own dear patrons smile on me, that in and through them all I may die as I desire to live, in Thy Church, in Thy faith, and in Thy love. Amen. (Cardinal Newman)

Original Post:

We would like to repeat our request for prayers and masses for Fr. Peter Carota, whose health has been declining for several months now. As posted on his blog (, last May 14, Father has sought treatment for his unidentified health issues but has not found any solution. Father’s own brother is a doctor and they have not been successful in figuring out exactly what is going on. Yesterday, we were able to visit him again and we are saddened to find him in a very weak state. At the same time, we were comforted by the fact that Father is very well taken cared of by the family hosting him, and by his former parishioners in the area.

We are planning to visit him again for the next few days, so if you would like to send any messages / get well cards to Father, please email us (tlmofsf @ and we will make sure to get this to him.

Thank you very much for your kindness in keeping Father Carota in your prayers! Please forward this update to your prayer warrior friends and let’s all give our spiritual support to Father!

(Photo: 2013 Thanksgiving Day at Mission San Juan Bautista with Fr. Peter Carota, back when he was still in full health)

4 thoughts on “Fr. Peter Carota: Prayers urgently needed

  1. when I first heard this awhile ago, I tried and tried to find out what was going on and no one replied to my inquiry. I shall pray for Fr. Peter. We talked a few times on the phone that is why I was so shocked to learn of this now. fr colletti

  2. My God in Heaven, Please
    Keep Fr. Carota under Your Love, Protection,
    and Good Care. Return your faithful servant
    to good health, watch over him and keep
    him always. I ask in your mercy to answer
    my Prayer! Thanks be to God!!!

  3. Praying for Father if this is his last agony.. Part of me is so sorry that he is suffering so, and part of me thinks it’s exciting…hopefully, he will be in the embrace of our precious Lord soon. May God reward him for his goodness, and for his priesthood. There is nothing better than a death with the odor of sanctity! Either way we are praying for him in this battle.

  4. Praying for dear Fr. Carota daily – for his final perseverance and a holy death if his time is near. He is such a Catholic hero – always defending the Faith and the Traditional Mass. Tell Father we are having three Holy Masses offered up for him.

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