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!

Good Shepherd

Dear Friends, Today, the Fourth Sunday of Easter is known as Good Shepherd Sunday. The Gospel passage today is always about Jesus, our Good Shepherd. This day is also World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Mother Church appreciates each and every vocation, but on this day concentrates attention on vocations to the Ordained Ministries (priesthood and diaconate), to Religious life in all its forms (male and female, contemplative and apostolic), to societies of apostolic life, to secular institutes in their diversity of services and membership, and to the missionary life (summary from the US Bishops’ website). The Bishops’ website has many resources to help those who are discerning God’s c

Disciples of Christ

We had a truly beautiful celebration of Confirmation with Bishop Fitzgerald at two Masses last Saturday. The children were well prepared and the ceremonies were inspiring. Thank you to Teri Lahey, Theresa Healy, the catechists, teachers and volunteers who helped the children and their families prepare for the children’s full initiation into Christ. Thank you to everyone who helped make the ceremonies so very special. We are now looking forward to First Holy Communion on May 5, also two Masses. It is a truly inspiring day as these little ones receive the Body and Blood of Jesus in Communion for the first time. Keep them and their families in your good prayers. In our Gospel, Jesus says

Christ is Risen

Dear Friends, I am writing this on Easter Monday with the glow of Easter still filling my heart and soul. We had a beautiful, inspiring and blessed celebration of the Triduum ~ Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday! What graces flowed down upon us as we lifted up our hearts, minds, bodies and souls in worship of our Lord and God in the celebration of Jesus Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection. You know that Easter day extends a full eight days (like Christmas). The mystery, the power, the gifts cannot be contained, nor limited, to one day. The Easter season will extend 50 days until Pentecost Sunday. In the words of Saint Athanasius, “The fifty days from th

Happy Easter!

Dear Friends, Happy and blessed Easter!!! “The Lord is truly risen, alleluia! To Him be glory and power for all the ages of eternity, alleluia, alleluia!” (entrance Antiphon for Easter Mass). What joy fills our hearts as we ponder the awesome revelation of Jesus, brutally put to death, rising from the tomb on that first Easter Sunday. This reality impacts everything in the world, directs our thoughts and our actions. This feast tells us that everything has changed and it has changed forever. On Easter, our focus also turns to Baptism. At the Easter Vigil, we celebrated the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist) for Natalie Alushi Meta, who now is the newest memb

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