Knights of Columbus Council 13228

Monsignor Mooney Council #13228
Knights of Columbus at Our Lady of Grace Parish

Knights Corner

Fr. McGivney, born 1852 in Waterbury CT., served as curate of St Mary’s in New Haven and pastor of St Thomas in Thomaston. He also founded the Knights of Columbus. He will be Beatified October 31 in Hartford, a step toward being declared a saint. In anticipation of that we ask all to join us in praying the following prayer as a Novena (prayer for nine successive days) beginning October 23 and ending October 31;


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 fam- ily life and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor. Through the example of his life and vir- tue 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. Our Father Hail Mary Glory be to the Father

Religious Life – Vocations in the Catholic Church is the theme of the Knights 2020 Vocation Poster Contest is open to all Religious Education and Catholic School students 1st thru 8th grade. Visit our website “CONTEST” Page for Rules and Entry Forms or simply message this page for more information

Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney has inspired over 2 million men to respond to the needs of those less fortunate than ourselves. Let Fr. McGivney inspire you as well to help us respond to the needs of today. Go to Don’t hesitate to help us make a difference! Contact Grand Knight Terry Morgan ( or Deputy Grand Knight Pat O’Keefe ( for more information.

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