Wednesday, August 14, 2019

129th anniversary of Fr. McGivney's death

Today, the Vigil of the Assumption, is the 129th anniversary of Venerable Fr. Michael McGivney's passage into eternal life.

Fr. McGivney was ordained a priest in 1877, and served Our Blessed Lord as His priest for 13 years.  He offered the Traditional Latin Mass for his entire priesthood and cared deeply about protecting the families. This zeal for souls led him to found the Knights of Columbus.

Please read more about this priest's life and consider praying his canonization prayer (which we pray on our monthly teleconferences).

Venerable Father McGivney Guild

Canonization Prayer

God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, to be an apostle of Christian family life and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor. Through the example of his life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his commandment of charity and building up his Body which is the Church.
Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so that we may continue his work of caring for the needy and the outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify your venerable servant Father Michael J. McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present (here make your request). Through Christ our Lord. Amen. (Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.)