Welcome to the Blog of Monsignor Michael T. McCulken, our Pastor. 
These posts are mainly comprised of weekly bulletin messages from Monsignor. 
God Bless You!

Amazing Harvest Festival and more!

Dear Friends, This Sunday afternoon is our second Amazing Harvest Festival in the Church/School parking lot. Dolores Eichelberger and her committee have been working tirelessly on all the details. There are many more games, activities and entertainment available this year for all ages. The food trucks are making a return appearance as well as this year our CYO Hoagies will be available for purchase. You won’t miss the Eagles game either, as a large screen is being set up to cheer them on to victory. Bring a canned good to donate for the Saint Vincent DePaul Pantry. It will be an enjoyable and entertaining time for everyone. Be sure to take time Sunday afternoon between 1 and 6 pm to

Reflection on a Memorable Week

Dear Friends, Last weekend was an exciting and eventful celebration for our parish family. In the context of the beginning of our annual Forty Hours Devotions and Father Friel’s insightful and excellent homily, we launched our new efforts for Youth Ministry, introducing Matt Kirsch and Alex Price as our two Youth Ministers. Our youth ministry is open to all our youth, and their friends, in grades 7 through 12. As I mentioned in my talk last weekend, there are more than 1,700 young people in those grades here at Saint Eleanor Parish. We’re excited to initiate this full time ministry within our parish family. Our focus will be, as it is for all our parish efforts: being disciples, helping

Calling All Youth!

Well this is THE weekend! It is the start of our annual Forty Hours Devotions and our big announcement weekend! Did you notice the flags coming onto the property? The festive balloons in the narthex? The information table in front of the statue of Saint Eleanor? One of the messages shared with me over the last few years was a need for full time youth ministry. There have been two small efforts valiantly led for several years here. One has been for high school age students on Sunday evenings monthly and the other our G.I.F.T. program. We are a large parish family. We have more than 1700 students in grades 7 through 12 registered in the parish. Taking seriously the needs I have hear

You Are Not Alone

Dear Friends, The news that we receive daily from the internet, television, radio or even word of mouth is enough to cause anxiety to unprecedented levels. Protests, terrorist attacks, the development of and rattling of the nuclear arsenal, divisions within the government, divisions within every of society, divisions within the Church. Where does the bad news end? How much worse might it get? In the Gospel of John, Jesus says, “…Behold, the hour is coming and has arrived when each of you will be scattered to his own home and you will leave me alone. But I am not alone, because the Father is with me. I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trou

Happy Labor Day!

Dear Friends, Well here, we are at the traditional end of summer ~ Labor Day weekend. Labor Day was established to recognize the social and economic achievements of American workers. May God bless all who use their skills, talents and energies to promote the common good and in service to their brothers and sisters. Saint Joseph, pray for us, & all workers. Happy Labor Day weekend to all of you & your loved ones. Next weekend, we begin our Forty Hours Devotions. As you know, Father David Friel is our guest homilist. He will preach at all the weekend Masses as well as each evening of devotions. We have lots of excitement planned in conjunction with next weekend and our Forty Hours. T

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