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!

A New Year Upon Us

Dear Friends, Blessed New Year to you and your loved ones, once again! Today we celebrate the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord ~ the day when the Magi from the East sought out the newborn King of the Jews. They came to do Jesus homage in recognition that He is the King of the whole world, in fact the King of the universe. Their arrival at the Birth of Jesus indicates that Jesus’ ministry will transcend God’s holy people Israel to include every people. Jesus is the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy that God’s glory appearing in Israel will give light to the nations. God’s plan for the redemption of all peoples is moving forward. Of course, the malls, stores and the world of commerce have

Merry Christmas!

Dear Friends, Happy feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph! This Sunday is the fifth day in the octave of Christmas and an inspiring and moving feast day. Liturgically, the last few days since Christmas have been filled with celebrations of many feasts ~ Saint Stephen, the first Martyr on December 26, then Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist, then the Holy Innocents, infant martyrs for Christ. The illuminating richness of these octave days focused on the Birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, flows over into these feast days where we also remember and honor those who followed Christ with everything they had. Our readings this weekend focus our attention onto the presence and intima

Embrace the Christ Child

Dear Friends, Well it is almost here! The fourth Sunday of Advent has come upon us and we have only three days before we celebrate the birthday of our Savior. I pray that this Advent has been a special time of preparation spiritually and is leading you ever more passionately as Jesus’ disciple. This weekend’s Gospel from Saint Matthew focuses on Saint Joseph, the foster-Father of Jesus. Joseph never says a word in our Scriptures, but he is an integral part of God’s plan for the coming of our Savior into human history. We know Joseph is a righteous man, meaning that he is in right relationship with God. His caring and loving nature prompted him not to expose Mary to any shame or even pos

Gaudete Sunday is here

Dear Friends, Our Youth Group did a wonderful job decorating the parish offices (inside and out) and the Kateri meeting space for Christmas. They will be helping also with the Church decorating coming up this week. These energetic and joyful disciples do so much throughout the year not only for our parish family but for our brothers and sisters in need. We are very grateful for their enthusiasm and presence among us. We thank Matt Kirsch for his warm and caring leadership of our Youth Ministry programs. We had a wonderful Christmas Tree Lighting and Blessing back on the Monday before Thanksgiving. We picked that evening to avoid conflicting with other local tree lighting events. We san

Advent is Here

Dear Friends, This Sunday, December 8, is the date of the solemn feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. However, the Second Sunday of Advent takes precedence over this solemn feast, so we are celebrating Advent as we continue our journey towards the celebrations of Christmas and await the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. However, the Church does not wish this feast to be lost for this year, so its celebration is transferred to Monday, December 9 but there is no obligation to attend Mass on that day. However, in addition to our usual 6:30 and 9 AM Masses, we will celebrate Mass at 12:05 pm, for those who wish to come and celebrate this awesome feast of our Lad

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