Father McGivney’s Beatification, One Year Later!
|News for Knights of Columbus|
|VOLUME 39 │ NUMBER 43 │OCT. 25, 2021|
|Sunday, Oct. 31, will mark the first anniversary of Father Michael J. McGivney being declared “Blessed.” The Mass of Beatification, which followed Pope Francis’ approval of a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the K of C founder’s intercession, was a moment of great celebration among Knights and others who continue to seek Blessed Michael McGivney’s prayers and pray for his canonization.|
|An image of Blessed Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, hangs from the baldachin at the Cathedral of St. Joseph during the Mass of Beatification Oct. 31.All in God’s TimingFather McGivney’s beatification one year ago illuminates his life and witness for parish priests, Catholic men and families today.“I believe that our Founder’s beatification in this moment in history is no mere coincidence,” Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly writes in his monthly column for Columbia. “We should look to his response to the needs of his time as a roadmap for our own response to the needs of our time.” READ MORE|
This 20-minute video, featuring a special introduction from Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly, looks back at the Mass of Beatification of Blessed Michael McGivney at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, Conn. It also includes highlights from additional events during the beatification weekend, including a prayer vigil for priests, a candlelight procession with a relic of Father McGivney and a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Order’s birthplace — St. Mary’s Church in New Haven. WATCH VIDEOA shorter, 2-minute video is also available for viewing here.
|Favors Reported to the Father Michael J. McGivney GuildThe Father Michael J. McGivney Guild promotes the cause for sainthood of our Order’s founder. Guild members and others devoted to Father McGivney play an active role in the cause by praying for his intercession in times of need and reporting to the Guild any favors received. To view recently reported favors, and to report favors that you have received, click here.Guild members receive a quarterly newsletter and are remembered in a weekly Mass offered for their intentions. JOIN THE GUILD|
|Defenders of Human Life|
As a young man, John Morales paid for his girlfriend’s abortion — a decision he later deeply regretted. “I think I was scared, more than anything. We weren’t living God’s plan. It left a hole in my heart,” he recalled.Now, Morales encourages men to protect life, and his story is featured in the “Life” episode of Into the Breach, a video series inspired by the 2015 exhortation of the same name, urging Catholic men to embrace virtues in a world in crisis. READ MORE
|Supreme Chaplain’s Monthly ChallengeFor the month of November, Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori challenges Knights to review their charitable giving and to pray about whether God is asking them to contribute something more. Second, he challenges Knights to participate in their council’s Food for Families or Coats for Kids Faith in Action program.To read the full challenge, along with questions for reflection, click here.|
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