Founder’s Day - Support Materials

'In Solidarity With Our Priests' certificate


The “In Solidarity With Our Priests” certificate (#4362) is the perfect item to present priests with during your Founder’s Day activities.

This attractive certificate includes spaces for the grand knight’s signature as well as the recipient’s name. Knights of Columbus certificate folders (#4100) are available for $1.80 each and black frames (#1973) are available for $2.25 each.

'The Life and Legacy of Father McGivney'

Show The Life and Legacy of Father McGivney to members, families and guests at any Founder’s Day events. This production chronicles the life of this holy and hardworking priest through his boyhood and priesthood to his death in 1890 at age 38. Although his life was short, his impact was enormous. You can view and order the video by using the link above.

Father McGivney Prayer Cards

Distribute Father McGivney prayer cards  (#2617) available in English, French or Spanish at no cost during all events. Also distribute copies of The Life and Legacy of Father McGivney booklet (#2045 – available in limited quantities of 50 copies or less per order).

Founder’s Day Sample Press Release

Use this sample Founder’s Day press release to publicize your council’s Founder’s Day events. Retype it, double-spaced, on council letterhead (or prepare it electronically as an attachment for an e-mail), filling in the necessary information, giving the who, what, when and where of your council’s scheduled events. Make sure to include the name, telephone number and e-mail address of a contact person.

Parish Priest

Parish Priest

Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism is the definitive biography of our founder, a post-Civil War-era priest at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., whose cause for sainthood is under consideration by the Vatican.

During your council’s celebration of the Order’s anniversary, consider reading excerpts from this book at your events, and presenting copies of the publication to your parish priests, a local library, Catholic schools, or to outstanding members of your council.

Use this link to order copies of  Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism