Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Annual Novena for Ven. Fr. Michael J. McGivney (March 20 - March 28)

Brother Knights,

Please join us for our annual novena for Venerable Fr. Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus.

We begin this novena this Friday March 20 and it concludes Saturday March 28 - the day prior to the founding of the Knights of Columbus on March 29, 1882.

We also include extra novena intentions for protection and healing from the coronavirus. Fr. McGivney also died from complications from a respiratory illness, so let us ask God for his intercession on our nation during this time.

Novena prayer is below. You can also print a PDF here.

Vivat Jesus!
Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network


Annual Novena for Ven. Michael McGivney’s canonization (March 20 – 28)

Please pray this novena prayer each day from Friday March 20 – Saturday March 28 (The day prior to the founding of the Knights of Columbus in 1882).

Prayer for Fr. Michael McGivney’s canonization

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   (Intentions below). Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father.

Novena intention: Ask God to allow Fr. Michael McGivney, Servant of God, to intercede for the following:
·         Strengthen the faith/increase the sanctity of all members of the Knights of Columbus
·         Protection and strength during the spread of the coronavirus, healing for the victims
·         Spread of the Traditional Latin Mass within the Order
·         Pray for the future of the Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network