Founder's Day Mass Tuesday March 29, 2022 7:30pm St. Patrick’s Parish, 440 King St. E., Hamilton, ON., L8N 1C6 or VIRTUALLY at https://www.stpatrickshamilton.ca/ Celebrant: Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI., Ontario State Chaplain Following the celebration of Mass, we have organized an extraordinary Blessed Michael McGivney Prayer Hour program including recitation of the Most Holy Rosary, various meaningful readings and other prayers which will undoubtedly provide spiritual nourishment during our Lenten journey. Please join us. Everyone is welcome
Feast Day Mass of Blessed Michael McGivney | August 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. St. Patrick's Church, 440 King St. E. Hamilton, ON. L8N 1C6 Celebrant: Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI, DD Ontario State Chaplain The Ontario State Council cordially invites all Knights, their families and friends to attend a Mass in honour of the first feast day of our Founder, Blessed Michael J. McGivney. COVID Protocols will be in place and a maximum of 100 people will be permitted in the church. For those that would like to join virtually the Mass will be live streamed and will be open 5 [...]
The Honoris Committee wishes to remind our Brothers and their Families that the Memorial Day for our Blessed Founder is coming up on August 13th. We suggest you say a Novena alone or publicly starting August 5th, Thursday. You may use the familiar Canonization Prayer Card or say the Novena, Blessed Michael McGivney Novena English/ French or Video Novena. For more information visit www.michaeljmcgivneyhonoris.ca You may wish to speak to your Pastor/Chaplain to hold a Mass if possible on the 13th. Blessed Michael McGivney, pray for us. Michael O'Neill State Chairman, Blessed Michael McGivney Guild/Honoris
Blessed Michael McGivney: Model for 21st Century Priests Wednesday, June 2, 2021 | 2 p.m. EDT Though he lived more than a century ago, Blessed Michael McGivney serves as an example for seminarians in formation today. Sulpician Father Phillip Brown is president and rector of Saint Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, the institution from which Father McGivney completed his studies for the priesthood in 1877. He will share insights about Father McGivney’s life and ministry that inspire young priests and seminarians today and how Saint Mary’s has observed the beatification of its alumnus. To register, click here.
Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center: The Cause Begins Wed., April 7, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. EDT Father Michael McGivney died August 14, 1890, at age 38. His cause for sainthood opened more than a century later, December 18, 1997. Dominican Father Gabriel O’Donnell was the initial postulator of the cause and authored the official position supporting sainthood for Father McGivney. Father O’Donnell, who serves now as a vice postulator and director of the McGivney Guild, will recall his research efforts to introduce the cause and reflect on the October 31, 2020, beatification. To register, please click here.
Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center: "The Canada Years" Wed., March 24, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. EDT Michael McGivney attended two seminaries in Canada: StHyacinthe (1868-1870) and Sainte-Marie (1872-1873). These formation years not only prepared him for the priesthood but contributed to his personal and spiritual development as well. Knights of Columbus Supreme Director Dennis Duchesne lives in the region where Father McGivney studied. He’ll reflect on the history of the Church in the area and share insights on the experiences of the Knights of Columbus’ founder during his time in Canada. Register for "The Canada Years" Now
Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center: "The Niagara Years" Wed., March 10, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. EST In this fifth biographical presentation on Blessed Michael McGivney's life, Niagara University faculty members Kevin di Camillo and Vincentian Father Aidan Rooney examine his time at Our Lady of the Angels Seminary where he would have been introduced to Saint Vincent's “preferential option for the poor” a decade before founding his own order centered on charity. Register Now!
Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center: "The Baltimore Years" Wed., Feb. 24, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. EST Deacon Vito Piazza is Director of Saint Mary’s Spiritual Center in Baltimore, the historic site where Michael McGivney studied for the priesthood. He’ll share the experiences of seminarians during Father McGivney’s time and explain Baltimore’s prominence in the early U.S. Church. This webcast is free and open to the public. Click here to register.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. EST Connect with the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center for its next presentation: “The Thomaston Years.” Father James Sullivan, a former pastor of St. Thomas Church in Thomaston, will reflect on Father McGivney’s final years of priestly ministry and his death in 1890. This webcast is open to the public. Register Now