Did you know that there is a CT parish priest currently going through the process of canonization (to become a Saint)? The Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney is a Connecticut native who served parishes in New Haven and Thomaston in the late 1800s. Did you also know that you could help this process? You could do two things:
Pray the Prayer for the Canonization of Fr McGivney and report any favors granted (see pray below).
Join the Father Michael J. McGivney Guild. There is no cost and you will receive a periodic newsletter in the mail communicating progress on Father McGivney’s Cause for sainthood.
You do not have to be a member of the Knights of Columbus to join. To join, please send the following information to David Imhof (firstname.lastname@example.org or 28 Armstrong Rd Unit B9, Coventry): Your first and last name and your mailing address. As a thank you, the St Jude Council Knights of Columbus will send you a Fr McGivney prayer card.
Prayer for the Canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney
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 venerable 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 make your request). Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Please report all favors received: The Father McGivney Guild One Columbus Plaza New Haven, CT 065103326 USA https://www.fathermcgivney.org