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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Advent is Here

Happy First Sunday of Advent! Which in Church world means ~ happy new year as this weekend our liturgical year begins anew and will unfold until next Fall. I pray that all of you had a blessed Thanksgiving Day with all the trimmings. If you ventured out for Black Friday, I trust that you all made it back unscathed with some real bargains. Of course, it seems that internet shopping is rapidly gaining the upper edge among shoppers in general. There is something nice about placing your order from home and having the package arrive at your door. The holiday rush is upon us and for us priests that also includes helping many neighboring parishes and schools with Christmas Confessions. It has

Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Friends, I am writing this column on November 17 as the deadlines for our bulletins with Thanksgiving Day involved have been moved up. I make mention of this simply since November 17 signaled Netflix’s release of Season 3 for their production entitled The Crown, the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the British Royal Family. Someone last year was kind enough to gift me an Amazon Fire TV stick and a three-month subscription to Netflix, which I have continued. And watching The Crown has been very entertaining. Royalty often seems to get the human imagination going. This weekend, we are celebrating the solemn feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. This feast is not about

Support Seminarians

Dear Friends, “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement and good hope through his grace, encourage your hearts and strengthen them in every good deed and word.” May these words of Saint Paul from our second reading this weekend renew us and enable us to consciously rejoice in the blessings and graces God so abundantly pours out on all who seek Him. We happily welcome this weekend Chris Massaro, a Philadelphian Seminarian in second year of Theology who will speak at all our weekend Masses about the annual Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Appeal. As I mentioned last weekend, Chris was one of the eight Seminarians who visite

Remembrance

Dear Friends, Happy November! We remember in a special way all our departed brothers and sisters throughout this month. We pray for their eternal rest and perfect happiness with our loving Father in heaven. At the Noon Mass this weekend, we will have our annual Mass of Remembrance for all those who died this past year. It is always a touching celebration. November also is the beginning of the annual Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Appeal. You should have received a direct mailing in your homes for this appeal. Also, there is a back-up envelope in your bi-monthly packet for the Seminary Appeal. For convenience, we will have a second collection on the weekend of November 16-17 for you t

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