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!

Keep Praying!

Dear Friends, As I write this, we have ended one week of closures of schools and more closures of non-life-sustaining businesses, a request to remain at home if at all possible, social distancing in public spaces, and no public celebration of Mass. At this moment, the week ahead looks like more restrictions or a longer time lapse will be needed to combat the coronavirus that has truly spread throughout the world at a rapid pace. It is a situation that changes not only daily, but sometimes hourly. As you read this, it is the Fifth Sunday of Lent and just one week to Palm Sunday. This is certainly not the Lent we envisioned back on Ash Wednesday, at least I didn’t envision it. Our Lenten journ

Let Us Pray

Dear Friends, This is being written on Sunday afternoon, March 15. There is an early bulletin deadline. The coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve daily and sometimes hourly. The media’s obsession with it, I believe, is leading to fear and panic. One parishioner told me that he had to stop watching the news reports for they were not helpful and creating an abundance of worry. This is a very serious and dangerous situation. Everyone needs to exercise restraint, caution and prudence. Following the advice and direction of the Center for Disease Control as well as the PA Health Department is sound guidance. As disciples, believers in a merciful and compassionate Father, we also entrust

Peace Be With You

Dear Friends, The news continues to cover the ongoing outbreak of the Coronavirus. This is a very serious illness as it is something novel and the medical world is trying to grapple with it. The Center for Disease Control continues to say that the most effective way to prevent its spread is to wash hands regularly with soap and water or a hand sanitizer and to avoid physical contact. In accord with the Archdiocesan directives which were shared verbally last weekend, we will not offer Communion from the Chalice, nor invite the Sign of Peace at Mass. If the invitation happens to be given, rather than a handshake, please offer a bow of the head or a quiet “Peace be with you.” Please note th

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