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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Special Programming

Dear Friends, This weekend our Knights of Columbus, Perkiomen Valley Council #3633, will speak before the Masses and be available in the Narthex with materials and information about their remarkable organization for Catholic men and the great work they do. I hope that many of our men will take the time to learn more about them and consider joining their ranks. They serve both our parish and Saint Mary Parish, Schwenksville. This Tuesday evening, January 29 at 7 pm (Chapel), the Knights will sponsor a prayer service in honor of Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians. A special icon of our Lady will visit Saint Eleanor for this prayer service which will include readings, the rosary, special

Sharing our Gifts

Dear Friends, Saint Paul explains in our second reading, “There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.” His insights into charisms, the workings of the Holy Spirit for the good of all the members of Christ’s Mystical Body, has fascinated me over the years. It seems that the Lord is sharing that we are all in this together. Although the Spirit’s charisms are diverse, they share common features: all are gifts, graces from outside ourselves; all are forms of service; and all are workings, God at work through them. All are for the

You are My Beloved Son

Dear Friends, We celebrate today the Baptism of the Lord and the conclusion of the Christmas Season. Did Jesus need to be baptized? He did not. He is sinless, the almighty Lord in flesh and blood. Jesus makes holy the waters of all baptisms by His obedience to the Father. His baptism in the Jordan provides for a theophany, a visible manifestation of God. We hear at Jesus’ baptism the Father’s voice proclaiming, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” At our baptism, we are baptized into the death and resurrection of Jesus ~ in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. We become living temples of God. His Spirit dwelling within us. Conscious of becom

Happy Epiphany!

Dear Friends, Happy Epiphany! Today’s feast is also known as Little Christmas. We recall the visit of the three Magi to the Christ Child and thereby the manifestation of Jesus Christ to the gentile world. It is twelve days since Christmas but the Christmas season continues until the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which is next Sunday. Don’t let the worldly rush towards Valentine’s Day short circuit your attention to the awesome marvel of Christ’s birth and the revelation of our salvation. Although this column is being written before Christmas due to printing deadlines and such things, we priests have already been the recipients of a tremendous outpouring of cards, gifts, cookie

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