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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.
Our Father Hail Mary Glory be to the Father
CHAPLAIN'S FEBRUARY 2021 MESSAGE
Dear Brother Knights,
Spring starts on March 20th, less than a month away. I’m looking forward to it. It seems like years since we were all together doing things together. The last time we got together as Knights and our families, was for the “Back ‘n Time” Oldies night in Brennan Hall last year at about this time. After that our lives have changed drastically for everyone.
We lost a lot of our members due to the pandemic, Ron Rapp, John Sutor, Glen Sawyer, plus many others, who I know their memories are dear to you all. We will never forget them in our hearts. Now, we as Knights must stick together, for there is a light at the end of the tunnel, even if it is dimly lit.
We have testing for everyone, and we have a Vaccine for the virus, either from Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson. I know we have a difficult time getting it, because of the high demand. (Millions need it, and many of us are impatient to get it in our arms!)
We have to remain patient in all we do. A lot of members helped out on Ash Wednesday to assist the Priest and myself in administering ashes. We really needed you that day, and you came through for us! As your chaplain, I had a hard time giving ashes, because I wasn’t allowed to bring ashes to the nursing homes, due to the pandemic. In fact, I don’t even know who passed away in the 3 nursing homes, which I used to minister in every week. Please pray for them with me.
As Knights, we have to look after each other for now. Our Grand Knight, Mike Testa needs your support. We need a few volunteers to bring some of our elderly members to church. Maybe you can afford some time to volunteer to assist in bringing someone to church on Sundays. Mike takes the time to inform you of activities to enhance your faith, like Virtual Catholic Men for Jesus Christ on zoom, opportunities for Covid Vaccine inculcations, etc. I know he’s doing his best for you all!
Pray also for the soul of Jennie Livich, who died on February 10th. She is the wife of Brother Knight, Kenneth Livich. Jennie is also the sister of Brother Knight Robert Livingston. https://www.carmonabolenfh.com/obituaries/Jennie-Livich/
Make prayer a part of your life. It’s something we can do while we wait for the world to get back in order. Maybe it’s not going to be the same “in order” that we were used to, but as Knights, we will persevere and spread the Gospel of Jesus, no matter what form it takes.
Yours in Christ, Deacon Bob