BLESSED FR. MICHAEL MCGIVNEY Ceremony. 15791
Council: 15791 - FALMOUTH
Several council brothers along with family members joined the many during the BEATIFICATION MASS on Saturday, October 31 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint Joseph’s Cathedral in Hartford, CT. The founder of the Knights of Columbus, Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney was a central figure in the growth of Catholicism in America, and he remains a model today. His example of charity, evangelization and empowerment of the laity continues to bear fruit and guide Knights of Columbus around the world. Just as those in need sought Blessed Father McGivney’s help in life, understanding that he was a “Good Samaritan” figure, more than 2 million members of the Knights of Columbus and their families, and many others around the world, continue to seek out Blessed Father McGivney as a heavenly helper in times of need today. His heroic virtue was recognized in 2008 by the Vatican, which named him a Blessed Servant of God, and on May 26, 2020, Pope Francis approved a decree for a miracle attributed to his intercession, opening the way for Blessed Father McGivney to be Beatified on Oct. 31, 2020. A second approved miracle is needed for him to be canonized as a saint of the Catholic Church. What a beautiful setting for this Beatification Mass in Saint Joseph’s Cathedral. We were very Blessed to have been able to view this event on the Knights of Columbus Web Site. Blessings to all who participated from our council and their Family members.