Msgr. Cullen Installed as St. Patrick’s Parade Grand Marshal
Monsignor J. Peter Cullen was installed as the Grand Marshal of the 45th annual Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade, by the Greenwich Hibernian Association on Saturday, March 2, at the organization’s annual St. Patrick’s dinner dance. The Parade will be held on Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m.
In addition to his parish duties, in 2002, Cullen was named by Bishop William Lori as Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia in the Diocese of Bridgeport. As Vicar General, he assisted the Bishop in governance of the Diocese and as Moderator of the Curia he assisted in coordination of the work of the Diocesan staff.
Cullen has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for more than 30 years. In 1998 he was awarded the honors of a Fourth Degree Knight. He is also a member of the Fr. Myron V. Miller Assembly 1794 in Stamford. He has been a dedicated Chaplain to Orinoco Council 39 in Greenwich and is also Connecticut State Chaplain.
Cullen has very strong Irish roots. His Irish ancestors include the Cullen, Collins, Nawn and Curley families. His Cullen ancestors came from Ireland to Boston in the 1850s. His ancestors came from counties Roscommon and Cork.
Parade information and updates will be posted on the Greenwich Hibernian’s website: greenwichhibernians.org