Mr. Michael J. McGivney - FOUNDER OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS.
Apostle to the Young and Protector of Christian Family Life
The Order of the Knights of Columbus has established the Father McGivney Guild to promote the cause for canonization of our founder. The goal of the Guild is to spread the good word about his holiness of life, to encourage devotion to his memory, and to seek his intercession before the throne of God. Membership is open to anyone who wishes to share in this mission. All one need to do is fill out the application below and mail it to the address listed to become enrolled. There is no cost or obligation.
The Guild is anxious to receive reports of favors received through Father McGivney’s intercession before the throne of God on our behalf. As a member of the Guild you will receive a newsletter and periodic update on the progress of his canonization.
Fr. McGivney Guild applications: Single Multiple
For more information, check out www.fathermcgivney.org
Please consider using the following "Prayer for Canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney" at your meeting:
"God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your priest, Father Michael J. 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 your servant Father Michael J. McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present (here you make your request). Through Christ our Lord, Amen."
Follow with the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be.
Please report all favors received to:
The Father McGivney Guild
One Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510-3326.