Our New Pastor – Fr. Kevin Mulligan

Interesting Facts About Fr. Kevin

— In his first priesthood assignment, he was parochial vicar at Our Lady of Calvary Parish.

— He is the second oldest of 7 children of Joseph and Elizabeth Mulligan and a product of St. Helena School and Bishop Kenrick HS in Norristown.

— He discerned his call to the Priesthood while working as Assoc. Director of Communications for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from 2007-2010.

— He is a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus.

— He was a Philadelphia Daily News sportswriter for 27 years and won several national writing awards for his coverage of such major events as the Super Bowl (six), the Masters, the British Open, Stanley Cup finals, the American Bowl in Tokyo, World Series, NCAA Final 4.

— In 1991, he chronicled traveling by train to a Super Bowl (XXV in Tampa) with former CBS analyst (and Miller Lite commercial star) John Madden.

— He once kicked a 35-yard field goal at halftime before 63,000 spectators at Veterans Stadium to win a media field goal kicking contest.

— In 2000 he was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame for his distinguished sports writing career and his 25 years coaching CYO soccer, baseball and basketball at St. Philip Neri parish in Lafayette Hill.

— He was a golf instructor and also head golf coach at Lansdale Catholic HS. His greatest moment in golf was shooting a hole-in-one (155 yds., 7-iron) on his final day of golf school in 1985. His favorite golf courses are Pebble Beach (CA) and Ballybunion GC (Ireland).

— Geno Auriemma, Hall of Fame coach of the UConn women’s basketball team, was a high school baseball teammate of Father Kevin’s at Bishop Kenrick HS.

— Kevin also played varsity soccer in high school and college.

— In grade school and high school, he captured the Archdiocese CYO chess championship and also was a regional CYO champion in table tennis.

— In 1998, he collaborated with his father as co-authors of “The Mulligan Guide to Sports Journalism Careers”

— Fr Kevin’s Favorite 7 Word Prayer: “God, Please Help Me Do My Best.”

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