We are very very happy that Fr. Michael McGivney, the Founding Priest for the Order of the Knights of Columbus, will be beatified on October 31.
Fr. McGivney is a visionary and heroic in his approach to the defense of Catholicism, caring for his parish of immigrants, protecting his poor families from destitution, and by instilling those actions in the mission of the Order that he founded in 1882. It is poignant that he died as a victim of the 1890 Asian flu pandemic caring for his flock. We are also in awe that his beatification is due to the miraculous healing of Michael Schachle, then an unborn son of a Knight in Middle Tennessee.
Click here for a video that describes Fr. McGivney’s life and impact and the miracle that contributed to his beatification: Fr McGivney Documentary
To read more about the beatification and a novena for the canonization, click here.
The Mass will be lived streamed Oct. 31 from the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford, CT.
Who are the Knights of Columbus? We are the 10% of the male parishioners of St John Neumann Parish who belong to the Ted H Denning Council 8781. We welcome men who are striving to be better Catholics. It is easy to become part of the more than 2,000,000 men who make up the Order. Take the next step by clicking: www.kofc.org/joinus.