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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Always By Our Side

Dear Friends, This year sees a transition into a new decade of age for me. It is exciting and a bit intimidating. I know that many of you have experienced such thoughts as well as you have gone from one decade to another. Each decade is unique, is it not? Life is so interesting, challenging and blessed by our loving Father, our Savior Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Let us give thanks and praise to God and may we continue as disciples walking together in faith, hope and love. You are all in my prayers, please keep me in yours. Last Sunday was rather interesting regarding the electrical power to our area. Unfortunately, there was an accident for which I have no details but which affe


In our responsorial psalm this weekend we pray, “You, O LORD, are good and forgiving, abounding in kindness to all who call upon you. Hearken, O LORD, to my prayer and attend to the sound of my pleading.” I am heartened by these words as they remind us that the God of heaven and earth, the God whom we worship and adore, indeed is not only good but He forgives, is filled with kindness, pays attention to our prayers and listens to our pleading, to our requests. We need, I know I need, to be reminded of this time and again especially when things are difficult or uncertain as they have been for some time now. Dan Cellucci, a fine Catholic gentleman and CEO of the Catholic Leadership Institute, s

Spend Time in Prayer

Dear Friends, We are just about at the midpoint of July and our Scripture readings this weekend are powerful indeed, from many different angles. Saint Paul testifies, “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us. For creation awaits with eager expectation the revelation of the children of God…” These words struck me in light of all we have been experiencing due to the pandemic. The uncertainties and worry, thinking of those who have contracted the virus and those who have died with it, the restrictions and the concern about the virus’ spread. The heroism of our healthcare professionals, essential workers, first responde

God is With Us

Dear Friends, Due to the bulletin publisher’s deadlines around the holiday, I write this way in advance of the July 4 weekend. I pray that everyone has a happy, safe and peace-filled celebration this entire Independence Day weekend. In our Gospel this weekend, Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” Many are under the impression that the demands of the Gospel are burdensome, troublesome, even impossible. But Jesus promised His grace, strength, help if we but surrender our will to the Fa

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