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33 Woodland Rd.
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February 29, 2020 6 PM to 10 PM
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
My dear Brother Knights:
It is so hard to believe that we have just finished the beautiful season of Christmas. In just a seven weeks, the season of Lent will begin. On Wednesday, February, 26th, Ash Wednesday, our Church reminds us that we are a covenant people and that God is always calling us to a deeper relationship with Him.
Sin is what Lent is all about. On Ash Wednesday, we receive ashes on our foreheads as a reminder of our need for repentance, to change our sinful nature and to become more Christ like in our lives each day. Our Church invites us to walk with Christ these 40 days by doing acts of penance, alms giving and developing a better sense of prayer. By becoming more aware of our need to change and acting upon the changes we make seriously, we then die to sin but only to raise to eternal life with Christ, the essential meaning of Easter.
As we approach this Holy Season, I encourage all of you to make Lent a time for personal growth with Christ. Remember, the ashes are not enough, the giving up of certain personal "goodies" are not enough, it is the renewal of ourselves that will make a big difference in our lives and our vocation as true followers of Christ.
" Repent now!! Avoid the rush on judgement day."
With a blessing,