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Latest information about Fr. McGivney’s Beatification
(Addressed specifically to State Chairmen of the Fr McGivney Guild, but of interest to all)
Thank you for all you are doing. Your prayers and work are making a difference in this historic moment for the Knights of Columbus. Here are some points to keep in mind going forward:
- As you know, Father McGivney will be beatified on Oct. 31, 2020, at Hartford’s Cathedral of St. Joseph. Due to Connecticut’s current COVID restrictions on indoor gatherings, very few from outside of Connecticut will be able to attend.
- Although this situation is regrettable, the good news is that the Beatification Mass will be broadcast live on EWTN and other Catholic networks. So anyone who wishes to view the Mass will be able to do so.
- As State Guild chairman, you are asked to make a special effort to spread the news about the beatification to your councils, parishes and communities. Please work with your State Deputy and media outreach team to get the word out to local media as well.
- Please conduct a special “Blessed Michael McGivney” membership drive for the Guild among your councils. Membership is free, and Guild members receive a quarterly newsletter and have their intentions remembered at a weekly Mass! Send out this link for people to sign up: https://www.fathermcgivney.org/en/join-the-guild.html
- Promote the next two YouTube/Facebook screenings of the new Father McGivney video, on Sept. 26 and Oct. 25, both at 8 pm Eastern. Use the link above for more information.
- Encourage all councils to pray the Prayer for the Canonization of Father McGivney. It is very important that all Knights pray this prayer and report any favors received to the Guild. We need one more miracle for our founder to reach canonization and sainthood, so you will play an even more important role in that process.
- The Communications team at the Supreme Council headquarters will be contacting you about ways you can help promote the message of Father McGivney and his beatification in the days ahead. Please make sure you check your email regularly for this purpose.
- If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me personally.
Thank you again. Vivat Jesus!
What is The McGivney Guild and why should I become a Member
Rick Hirschfelt – McGivney Guild Chairman
After his death August 14th, 1890 Devotion to Father McGivney continued to grow among people of Faith, leading the Archdiocese of Hartford to open his Cause for Canonization in 1997. In 2008 Pope Benedict XVI signed a Decree of Heroic Virtue Recognizing the Orders Founder as Venerable Servant of God, recognizing that he exercised the Theological and Cardinal Virtues to a Heroic Degree.
The Father McGivney Guild serves as a clearing house for information regarding Father McGivney, Promotes Devotion to his Memory, develops and Distributes materials about his Life and Virtue, receives Reports of Favors Received through Father McGivney’s Intercession, and receives news of possible Miracles.
Membership is open to everyone interested in Father McGivney and his Cause. With close to 170,000 Members, the Guild has received reports of thousands of Favors over the years, a testament of the Intercession of Father McGivney and the trust people place in him. There are Reports of Miraculous Healings through his Intercession and they are presently being investigated.
As a Guild Member your name is Permanently Inscribed in The Guilds Roles, and you are entitled to send in Personal Intentions for Remembrance at Mass Offered each week for All Members. You will also receive The Guild Newsletter keep you updated on Father McGivney’s Cause for Canonization at the Vatican. You will also receive a Prayer Card for the Canonization of Venerable Father McGivney, as well as your Personal Intentions to which a tiny thread from his Clothing has been Imbedded-A Second Class Relic.
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Membership in The Guild is FREE-The Spiritual Benefits are PRICELESS!!