Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

“The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council marked the 135th anniversary of the founding of the Order at a Mass on March 29 in St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn. The church is the site where Father Michael J. McGivney first gathered a group of Catholic men from the parish with the goal of providing for families of deceased breadwinners. March 29 marks the day when the organization received approval of its charter from the state of Connecticut in 1882.

‘There is something timeless about people who are holy, because their lives speak to each new generation. Such is the case with Father McGivney,’ Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore said in his homily. ‘Father McGivney’s priestly holiness is timeless and is just as relevant for us today as it was when he ministered to the people in this very church.’

The supreme chaplain continued that like Pope Francis’ example of charity today, Father McGivney was a man of mercy and charity.
Concelebrating with the archbishop were Msgr. J. Peter Cullen, Connecticut state chaplain; Dominican Father Jonathan D. Kalisch, director of Chaplains and Spiritual Development and prior of St. Mary’s Dominican Community; Dominican Father John Paul Walker, pastor of St. Mary’s Parish; Father Joseph A. Marcello, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Trumbull and priest-secretary emeritus to the supreme chaplain; and Dominican Father Marek Domeradzki of Poland. Father Louis Bianco was the master of ceremonies.

Attending the Mass were relatives of Venerable Michael J. McGivney and Knights from Connecticut. John Walshe, great-grandnephew of Father McGivney, and Kay Walshe, were the gift bearers for the Mass. Brian V. Caulfield, vice-postulator for the cause for the canonization of Father McGivney, served as the lector.

After Mass, Archbishop Lori led supreme officers and their wives to the sarcophagus of Father McGivney located in the rear of the church, where they recited the Prayer for Canonization along with the congregation. The prayer was written in 2008, when the Vatican recognized the heroic virtue of Father McGivney and declared him a venerable Servant of God. A miracle attributed to his intercession is needed for him to advance to beatification.”

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We would like to talk with you about becoming an IW Knight.  Please visit us on-line at our web site: www.IWknights.com/AboutUs.  Or, call Rob at: (314) 973-2373.

Please shop our book and CD Rack-in-the-Back.  Suggested Donation for the CD’s is $3.00/title – books on the top shelf and the booklets Rack are FREE.

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