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    RESOURCES FOR BLESSED MICHAEL McGIVNEY'S FEAST DAY

    Our Founder’s beatification last year and first feast day on Aug. 13, 2021, are causes of celebration for the Order. These resources will help councils celebrate Father McGivney’s feast day and promote his legacy.

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    LITURGICAL RESOURCES

      

    Proper Collect and Prayers from Common of Pastors

    Prayers

    Lectionary Readings

    Readings

    Sample Petitions for the Prayer of the Faithful

    Petitions

    Booklet of All Liturgical Resources

    Booklet

    Apostolic Letter

    English Latin

    Decree and Liturgical Texts

    English Latin

    Memorandum from the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship

    MEMORANDUM

    TABLE OF LITURGICAL DAYS AND GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL

    EXCERPTS

    Blessed Michael McGivney Prayer Hour

    Celebrate the beatification of Blessed Michael McGivney through a prayer hour built around the Rosary.

    MATERIALS

    Blessed Michael McGivney Themes for Preaching

    This resource contains an outline of themes that may be used to learn about the life, virtues and continuing intercession of Father McGivney, and it may particularly be used to assist in the preparation of homilies.

    MATERIALS

    BLESSED MICHAEL MCGIVNEY PRAYER CARDS

    These prayer cards are for the "Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Michael McGivney."

    ORDER

    Blessed Michael McGivney Prayers and Devotions

    These prayers and devotions include a novena, litany, and the "Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Michael McGivney."

    PRAYERS

    A Novena to Blessed Michael McGivney

    This novena invokes the intercession of Father McGivney.

    NOVENA

    A Litany of Blessed Michael McGivney

    This litany invokes the intercession of Father McGivney.

    LITANY

    Background Materials to Help Prepare for Talks and Homilies

    These materials include articles, books and videos on the life, legacy and spirituality of Father McGivney to help prepare for talks and homilies.

    MATERIALS

    Please check back as additional resources will be added regularly

    Practice Devotions

    As a council, say prayers and offer devotions related to Father McGivney. Various devotions can be practiced on their own or incorporated into council meetings and programs.

    PRAY

    Share the Story of Father McGivney with Your Parish and Community

    Order and distribute books, prayers cards and other materials that share the story of the life, legacy and spirituality of Father McGivney. Ideas include: 1) Determine the amount to budget to educate your parish and community about the founder of our Order and his beatification. 2) Consider making gifts of higher priced items, such as books. 3) Place lower priced items that can be purchased in bulk in appropriate areas of your parish (with your pastor’s permission). 4) Organize the men of your council to be present after Masses at your parish (with your pastor’s permission) to greet parishioners, share the news of the beatification of Father McGivney, and distribute “Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Michael McGivney” prayer cards and “I am a Knight” cards.

    ORDER

    Promote Father McGivney’s Legacy by Sharing Videos on His Life and Impact

    Arrange video viewings as a council or share videos that promote the story of the life, legacy and spirituality of Father Michael McGivney. Ideas include: 1) Arrange a council viewing party of the documentary Father Michael McGivney: An American Blessed, and/or other videos, whether in person or online. 2) Schedule a parish movie night (with your pastor’s permission) to view the documentary and/or other videos. 3) Share the videos with your pastor. 4) Share the videos through social media.

    VIDEOS

    Share the Message of Father McGivney on Social Media

    Follow Knights of Columbus social media and share content on Father McGivney and his beatification.

    Facebook Twitter

    Present Books on Father McGivney and His Legacy to Clergy

    The books Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism and The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History are great ways to share the story of Father McGivney with chaplains, priests, deacons and bishops. Consider including the Clergy and/or Chaplain Appreciation Certificate from Supplies Online and/or holding a social event honoring your parish priests.

    ORDER

    Be Creative!

    Find creative ways to celebrate the beatification of Father McGivney and feel free to utilize the resources available as best fits your parish and community.


    Please check back as additional resources will be added regularly

    Father Michael McGivney Website

    This website includes information on Father McGivney's beatification, including a list of the events, a media kit and other resources. A video training for the website can be viewed here.

    WEBSITE

    Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism

    In this book, Douglas Brinkley and Julie Fenster re-create the life of the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Father Michael McGivney, a fiercely dynamic yet tenderhearted man. Though he was only thirty-eight when he died, Father McGivney has never been forgotten. He remains a true “people's priest,” a genuinely holy man – and perhaps the most beloved parish priest in U.S. history.

    ORDER

    The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History

    This book tells a uniquely American story of faith in action. Formed by Father Michael McGivney with the men of his parish, the Knights of Columbus was committed to the principles of charity and unity, while supporting the faith and financial viability of its members and their families. It would soon grow into an organization whose members supported one another while also contributing to their parishes, their communities, their countries, and the world.

    ORDER

    Blessed Michael McGivney Themes for Preaching

    This resource contains an outline of themes that may be used to learn about the life, virtues and continuing intercession of Father McGivney, and it may particularly be used to assist in the preparation of homilies.

    Materials

    BACKGROUND MATERIALS TO HELP PREPARE FOR TALKS AND HOMILIES

    These materials include articles, books and videos on the life, legacy and spirituality of Father McGivney to help prepare for talks and homilies.

    MATERIALS

    BLESSED MICHAEL MCGIVNEY PILGRIMAGE CENTER WEBSITE

    Visit the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center website to learn more about the vision of Blessed Michael McGivney.

    WEBSITE

    Please check back as additional resources will be added regularly

    FATHER MICHAEL MCGIVNEY: AN AMERICAN BLESSED (FULL VERSION)

    This new documentary explores the life, legacy and impact of Father Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus and apostle of spiritual brotherhood and unity.

    WATCH ORDER DVD

    FATHER MICHAEL MCGIVNEY: AN AMERICAN BLESSED (5-MINUTE VERSION)

    This 5-minute version of Father Michael McGivney: An American Blessed, explores the life, legacy and impact of Father Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus and apostle of spiritual brotherhood and unity.

    WATCH

    A Witness for the World: The Global Impact of Blessed Michael McGivney

    This new documentary explores Father Michael McGivney's all-encompassing vision for an empowered laity, spiritual brotherhood, the rejuvenation of parish life and the transformation of communities through mutual love and charity.

    WATCH ORDER DVD

    Beatification Mass of Father Michael McGivney

    Watch the beatification Mass of Father Michael McGivney held on Saturday, October 31, at Saint Joseph's Cathedral in Hartford, Conn.

    Watch

    Baby Miraculously Healed through Intercession of Father McGivney

    This video tells the story of the miracle attributed to the intercession of our founder, Father Michael McGivney, which healed Mikey Schachle of a life-threatening condition. The miracle paved the way for Father McGivney's beatification.

    WATCH

    Join Us In Praying For Blessed Michael McGivney’s Intercession

    Need a miracle? Submit your prayer intentions to FatherMcGivney.org! Ever since Blessed Michael McGivney was beatified on October 31, 2020, more and more faithful have been invoking the intercession of the founder of the K of C.

    Watch

    Talks from Beatification Events

    Watch talks from the beatification of Father McGivney, as well as from related events before and after the beatification.

    Watch

    Couple Survives COVID, Says Father McGivney Interceded

    This video tells the story of John Palmieri and his wife, Alana, who both contracted COVID-19 around Good Friday. John was placed in the ICU for nearly two weeks. Due to his preconditions, his chance of survival was 1%. Alana never prayed so hard in her life for Father McGivney's intercession.

    WATCH

    Through Father McGivney’s Intercession, Toronto Knight Sells Home

    When Rajan Arasaratnam’s wife was diagnosed with kidney failure, they decided to move to a condominium. They listed their townhouse in 2018, but had no takers, even after changing agents and dropping the listing price. Utterly frustrated, Rajan turned to Father McGivney for his intercession. Then, within a week after listing the third time, a buyer came, offered their price and closed the deal.

    WATCH

    Chief Onunaku's Great Devotion to Father McGivney

    Chief Onunaku from Nigeria is a passionate brother Knight and a testament to the worldwide impact of Father McGivney's life and legacy.

    Watch

    Examining the Cause: An Inside Look at Father McGivney's Path to Sainthood

    In this presentation, Brian Caulfield, vice postulator for Father McGivney's canonization cause, shares details about the cause of Blessed Michael McGivney.

    WATCH

    Mass of Thanksgiving for Beatification

    Watch the Mass of Thanksgiving for Beatification held on Sunday, November 1, at Saint Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., the day after the beatification of Father Michael McGivney.

    WATCH

    Prayer Vigil for Priests

    Watch the Prayer Vigil for Priests held on Friday, October 30, at Saint Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., the day before the beatification of Father Michael McGivney.

    WATCH

    Please check back as additional resources will be added regularly

    BLESSED MICHAEL MCGIVNEY PRAYER CARDS

    These prayer cards are for the "Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Michael McGivney."

    ORDER

    Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism

    In this book, Douglas Brinkley and Julie Fenster re-create the life of the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Father Michael McGivney, a fiercely dynamic yet tenderhearted man. Though he was only thirty-eight when he died, Father McGivney has never been forgotten. He remains a true “people's priest,” a genuinely holy man – and perhaps the most beloved parish priest in U.S. history.

    ORDER

    The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History

    This book tells a uniquely American story of faith in action. Formed by Father Michael McGivney with the men of his parish, the Knights of Columbus was committed to the principles of charity and unity, while supporting the faith and financial viability of its members and their families. It would soon grow into an organization whose members supported one another while also contributing to their parishes, their communities, their countries, and the world.

    ORDER

    Order Father McGivney Items

    Order Father McGivney items, including lapel pins and pendants.

    ORDER

    FATHER MICHAEL MCGIVNEY: AN AMERICAN BLESSED

    This new documentary explores the life, legacy and impact of Father Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus and apostle of spiritual brotherhood and unity.

    ORDER DVD

    A WITNESS FOR THE WORLD: THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF BLESSED MICHAEL MCGIVNEY

    This new documentary explores Father Michael McGivney's all-encompassing vision for an empowered laity, spiritual brotherhood, the rejuvenation of parish life and the transformation of communities through mutual love and charity.

    ORDER DVD

    "I AM A KNIGHT" CARDS

    Councils can order this resource through Supplies Online.

    ORDER

    Please check back as additional resources will be added regularly

    Liturgy

    LITURGICAL RESOURCES

      

    Proper Collect and Prayers from Common of Pastors

    Prayers

    Lectionary Readings

    Readings

    Sample Petitions for the Prayer of the Faithful

    Petitions

    Booklet of All Liturgical Resources

    Booklet

    Apostolic Letter

    English Latin

    Decree and Liturgical Texts

    English Latin

    Memorandum from the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship

    MEMORANDUM

    TABLE OF LITURGICAL DAYS AND GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL

    EXCERPTS

    Pray

    Blessed Michael McGivney Prayer Hour

    Celebrate the beatification of Blessed Michael McGivney through a prayer hour built around the Rosary.

    MATERIALS

    Blessed Michael McGivney Themes for Preaching

    This resource contains an outline of themes that may be used to learn about the life, virtues and continuing intercession of Father McGivney, and it may particularly be used to assist in the preparation of homilies.

    MATERIALS

    BLESSED MICHAEL MCGIVNEY PRAYER CARDS

    These prayer cards are for the "Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Michael McGivney."

    ORDER

    Blessed Michael McGivney Prayers and Devotions

    These prayers and devotions include a novena, litany, and the "Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Michael McGivney."

    PRAYERS

    A Novena to Blessed Michael McGivney

    This novena invokes the intercession of Father McGivney.

    NOVENA

    A Litany of Blessed Michael McGivney

    This litany invokes the intercession of Father McGivney.

    LITANY

    Background Materials to Help Prepare for Talks and Homilies

    These materials include articles, books and videos on the life, legacy and spirituality of Father McGivney to help prepare for talks and homilies.

    MATERIALS

    Please check back as additional resources will be added regularly

    Act

    Practice Devotions

    As a council, say prayers and offer devotions related to Father McGivney. Various devotions can be practiced on their own or incorporated into council meetings and programs.

    PRAY

    Share the Story of Father McGivney with Your Parish and Community

    Order and distribute books, prayers cards and other materials that share the story of the life, legacy and spirituality of Father McGivney. Ideas include: 1) Determine the amount to budget to educate your parish and community about the founder of our Order and his beatification. 2) Consider making gifts of higher priced items, such as books. 3) Place lower priced items that can be purchased in bulk in appropriate areas of your parish (with your pastor’s permission). 4) Organize the men of your council to be present after Masses at your parish (with your pastor’s permission) to greet parishioners, share the news of the beatification of Father McGivney, and distribute “Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Michael McGivney” prayer cards and “I am a Knight” cards.

    ORDER

    Promote Father McGivney’s Legacy by Sharing Videos on His Life and Impact

    Arrange video viewings as a council or share videos that promote the story of the life, legacy and spirituality of Father Michael McGivney. Ideas include: 1) Arrange a council viewing party of the documentary Father Michael McGivney: An American Blessed, and/or other videos, whether in person or online. 2) Schedule a parish movie night (with your pastor’s permission) to view the documentary and/or other videos. 3) Share the videos with your pastor. 4) Share the videos through social media.

    VIDEOS

    Share the Message of Father McGivney on Social Media

    Follow Knights of Columbus social media and share content on Father McGivney and his beatification.

    Facebook Twitter

    Present Books on Father McGivney and His Legacy to Clergy

    The books Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism and The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History are great ways to share the story of Father McGivney with chaplains, priests, deacons and bishops. Consider including the Clergy and/or Chaplain Appreciation Certificate from Supplies Online and/or holding a social event honoring your parish priests.

    ORDER

    Be Creative!

    Find creative ways to celebrate the beatification of Father McGivney and feel free to utilize the resources available as best fits your parish and community.


    Please check back as additional resources will be added regularly

    Read

    Father Michael McGivney Website

    This website includes information on Father McGivney's beatification, including a list of the events, a media kit and other resources. A video training for the website can be viewed here.

    WEBSITE

    Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism

    In this book, Douglas Brinkley and Julie Fenster re-create the life of the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Father Michael McGivney, a fiercely dynamic yet tenderhearted man. Though he was only thirty-eight when he died, Father McGivney has never been forgotten. He remains a true “people's priest,” a genuinely holy man – and perhaps the most beloved parish priest in U.S. history.

    ORDER

    The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History

    This book tells a uniquely American story of faith in action. Formed by Father Michael McGivney with the men of his parish, the Knights of Columbus was committed to the principles of charity and unity, while supporting the faith and financial viability of its members and their families. It would soon grow into an organization whose members supported one another while also contributing to their parishes, their communities, their countries, and the world.

    ORDER

    Blessed Michael McGivney Themes for Preaching

    This resource contains an outline of themes that may be used to learn about the life, virtues and continuing intercession of Father McGivney, and it may particularly be used to assist in the preparation of homilies.

    Materials

    BACKGROUND MATERIALS TO HELP PREPARE FOR TALKS AND HOMILIES

    These materials include articles, books and videos on the life, legacy and spirituality of Father McGivney to help prepare for talks and homilies.

    MATERIALS

    BLESSED MICHAEL MCGIVNEY PILGRIMAGE CENTER WEBSITE

    Visit the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center website to learn more about the vision of Blessed Michael McGivney.

    WEBSITE

    Please check back as additional resources will be added regularly

    Watch

    FATHER MICHAEL MCGIVNEY: AN AMERICAN BLESSED (FULL VERSION)

    This new documentary explores the life, legacy and impact of Father Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus and apostle of spiritual brotherhood and unity.

    WATCH ORDER DVD

    FATHER MICHAEL MCGIVNEY: AN AMERICAN BLESSED (5-MINUTE VERSION)

    This 5-minute version of Father Michael McGivney: An American Blessed, explores the life, legacy and impact of Father Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus and apostle of spiritual brotherhood and unity.

    WATCH

    A Witness for the World: The Global Impact of Blessed Michael McGivney

    This new documentary explores Father Michael McGivney's all-encompassing vision for an empowered laity, spiritual brotherhood, the rejuvenation of parish life and the transformation of communities through mutual love and charity.

    WATCH ORDER DVD

    Beatification Mass of Father Michael McGivney

    Watch the beatification Mass of Father Michael McGivney held on Saturday, October 31, at Saint Joseph's Cathedral in Hartford, Conn.

    Watch

    Baby Miraculously Healed through Intercession of Father McGivney

    This video tells the story of the miracle attributed to the intercession of our founder, Father Michael McGivney, which healed Mikey Schachle of a life-threatening condition. The miracle paved the way for Father McGivney's beatification.

    WATCH

    Join Us In Praying For Blessed Michael McGivney’s Intercession

    Need a miracle? Submit your prayer intentions to FatherMcGivney.org! Ever since Blessed Michael McGivney was beatified on October 31, 2020, more and more faithful have been invoking the intercession of the founder of the K of C.

    Watch

    Talks from Beatification Events

    Watch talks from the beatification of Father McGivney, as well as from related events before and after the beatification.

    Watch

    Couple Survives COVID, Says Father McGivney Interceded

    This video tells the story of John Palmieri and his wife, Alana, who both contracted COVID-19 around Good Friday. John was placed in the ICU for nearly two weeks. Due to his preconditions, his chance of survival was 1%. Alana never prayed so hard in her life for Father McGivney's intercession.

    WATCH

    Through Father McGivney’s Intercession, Toronto Knight Sells Home

    When Rajan Arasaratnam’s wife was diagnosed with kidney failure, they decided to move to a condominium. They listed their townhouse in 2018, but had no takers, even after changing agents and dropping the listing price. Utterly frustrated, Rajan turned to Father McGivney for his intercession. Then, within a week after listing the third time, a buyer came, offered their price and closed the deal.

    WATCH

    Chief Onunaku's Great Devotion to Father McGivney

    Chief Onunaku from Nigeria is a passionate brother Knight and a testament to the worldwide impact of Father McGivney's life and legacy.

    Watch

    Examining the Cause: An Inside Look at Father McGivney's Path to Sainthood

    In this presentation, Brian Caulfield, vice postulator for Father McGivney's canonization cause, shares details about the cause of Blessed Michael McGivney.

    WATCH

    Mass of Thanksgiving for Beatification

    Watch the Mass of Thanksgiving for Beatification held on Sunday, November 1, at Saint Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., the day after the beatification of Father Michael McGivney.

    WATCH

    Prayer Vigil for Priests

    Watch the Prayer Vigil for Priests held on Friday, October 30, at Saint Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., the day before the beatification of Father Michael McGivney.

    WATCH

    Please check back as additional resources will be added regularly

    Order

    BLESSED MICHAEL MCGIVNEY PRAYER CARDS

    These prayer cards are for the "Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed Michael McGivney."

    ORDER

    Parish Priest: Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism

    In this book, Douglas Brinkley and Julie Fenster re-create the life of the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Father Michael McGivney, a fiercely dynamic yet tenderhearted man. Though he was only thirty-eight when he died, Father McGivney has never been forgotten. He remains a true “people's priest,” a genuinely holy man – and perhaps the most beloved parish priest in U.S. history.

    ORDER

    The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History

    This book tells a uniquely American story of faith in action. Formed by Father Michael McGivney with the men of his parish, the Knights of Columbus was committed to the principles of charity and unity, while supporting the faith and financial viability of its members and their families. It would soon grow into an organization whose members supported one another while also contributing to their parishes, their communities, their countries, and the world.

    ORDER

    Order Father McGivney Items

    Order Father McGivney items, including lapel pins and pendants.

    ORDER

    FATHER MICHAEL MCGIVNEY: AN AMERICAN BLESSED

    This new documentary explores the life, legacy and impact of Father Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus and apostle of spiritual brotherhood and unity.

    ORDER DVD

    A WITNESS FOR THE WORLD: THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF BLESSED MICHAEL MCGIVNEY

    This new documentary explores Father Michael McGivney's all-encompassing vision for an empowered laity, spiritual brotherhood, the rejuvenation of parish life and the transformation of communities through mutual love and charity.

    ORDER DVD

    "I AM A KNIGHT" CARDS

    Councils can order this resource through Supplies Online.

    ORDER

    Please check back as additional resources will be added regularly

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