Please join us for our annual novena for Blessed Michael McGivney’s canonization, the founder of the Knights of Columbus. The novena begins Friday August 4 and it concludes Saturday August 12, the day prior to his new feast day of August 13th.
Our suggested intention is for the protection of the Traditional Latin Mass, the Mass of Bl. Michael McGivney.
Additionally, in the July 2021 edition of Columbia,
the Supreme Chaplain encouraged Knights to attend Mass on that day (even
if his feast is not celebrated at Mass). This year should be easy as the feast day falls on a Sunday. We would add to that and
encourage members of our network to try and attend a Traditional Latin Mass on
Novena prayer is below.
2023 Novena to Blessed Michael McGivney - August 4 – 12 (Feast day August 13)
God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your priest, Blessed Michael 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 Blessed Michael 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
Intention: Protection and growth of the Traditional Latin Mass within the Church and throughout the Knights of Columbus
Deus, pater noster, protector pauperum atque defensor viduarum et orphanorum: vocasti sacerdotem tuum, beatum Michaelem McGivney, familiari vitae christianae apostolum, iuvenibusque ducem ad adiuvandum proximum. Per exemplum vitae virtutisque eius, Filium tuum propius sequamur, Iesum Christum, ut mandatum caritatis perficiamus ad corroborandum corpus Eius quod est Ecclesia.
Fiat nobis inspirationi famulus tuus ut confidentes tuae caritati pergamus curare indigentes et incuria captos. Humiliter petimus ut inter caelites connumeretur beatus Michael McGivney presbyter in terra secundum voluntatem tuam. Concede propitius gratiam hanc ______(pete quod desideras) per Christum Dominum Nostrum. Amen.