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!

Dear Friends,

          Our Gospel this weekend is a portion from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.  He is very direct, you might say blunt, “…be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.”  What a tall order.  It seems impossible.  Is Jesus serious?...

Dear Friends,

          Right around this time last year I invited our parish family to reflect on your charitable giving and to make-a-plan for 2019.  We called it Discipleship and Generosity.  Your response was and is heartwarming!  You are truly amazing and your gene...

Dear Friends,

          With the kick-off of the Catholic Charities Appeal last weekend, Lent is not far behind.  Ash Wednesday is February 26.  This year we are offering to our parish family a Marian theme for our Lenten journey.  Father Michael Shea, CM, Associate Dir...

Dear Friends,

          This Sunday is filled with many items.   It is the feast of the Presentation of our Lord, when Mary and Joseph brought the Infant Jesus to the Temple in accord with Jewish law.  This day set aside to recognize and to pray for all those men and wo...

Dear Friends,

          This weekend opens a very busy week on multiple fronts.  Sunday initiates Catholic Schools Week across the country.  We are very proud of our Holy Cross Regional Catholic School, its administration, faculty and staff!  We are very fortunate to ha...

Dear Friends,

          Last Saturday, we hosted Monsignor Kutys on a canonical visit.  Church Law requires the (Arch)Bishop to visit the parishes on a regular basis.  However, when the diocese is very large then others are delegated to make the visits.  It is an opport...

Dear Friends,

          This weekend finds us welcoming Monsignor Daniel Kutys, Moderator of the Curia for our Archdiocese.  He visits us on Saturday, January 11 on behalf of our Archbishop.  These visits are routine visits that help keep the Archbishop up to date on th...

December 28, 2019