Welcome to the Blog of Monsignor Michael T. McCulken, our Pastor. 
These posts are mainly comprised of weekly bulletin messages from Monsignor. 
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Dear Friends, Our parish has responsibility for the Newman Club at Ursinus College. This Club is a Catholic outreach organization for Catholic Students attending the College. I believe there is one for every non-Catholic college and university in the country. For Catholic colleges and universities, they have the services of Campus Ministry to assist their Catholic students. I bring this up to share that Ursinus has a new campus Chaplain, Reverend Terri Ofori. Reverend Ofori will be commissioned at a special ceremony at the college this Sunday, October 28. I have yet to meet Reverend Ofori in person, but will be attending the Commissioning Service along with other pastors from the

World Mission Sunday

Dear Friends, This weekend is World Mission Sunday, which is always held on the next to last Sunday in October. Initiated in 1926 by Pope Pius XI, this Sunday joins all Catholics around the world in prayer and acknowledgement that we are all called to be missionary disciples. It is an opportunity for us to participate through prayer and financial assistance in the work of the Gospel both at home and in foreign lands. Now, of course, we just welcomed Father Bernard from the Diocese of Orlu who spoke at all our Masses on the weekend of September 22-23. Our parish family responded extremely generously to his appeal to help the people of his Diocese in Nigeria. Thank you so very much f

Fall Thoughts

Dear Friends, I write the day before the Funeral Mass for retired Auxiliary Bishop Louis DeSimone. Bishop DeSimone was 96 years old and a remarkable man, priest and Bishop. He was simple, kind and witty, always a gentleman. He served in World War II, taught high school was an assistant and pastor of several parishes. His longest service was as pastor of Saint Monica Church, South Philadelphia. Of course, as a Bishop he confirmed countless numbers of people throughout the Archdiocese. His kindness and selfless service even in retirement was an inspiration. May God grant him eternal rest. Just a quick reminder, our own Saint Katherine Drexel’s mortal remains will be interred at the Cath


Dear Friends, During the month of October, the Archdiocese has traditionally requested that we count attendance at every weekend Mass. You will notice our ushers conducting this count during this month. We are grateful to them for their kind assistance. Some parishioners have shared that a local church is inviting people in our area to come and join them. In a time of trial and suffering, we can be tempted to abandon ship. Our anger and frustration can overwhelm our ability to hold onto the good as we work for renewal and change. When worried or anxious we can be tempted to look elsewhere. Jesus never abandons us in our pain or suffering. Only Jesus is Savior. Our trust is in Him. Jesu

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