Novena to Blessed Michael Mcgivney The Founder of Knights of Columbus

Novena to Blessed Michael Mcgivney All 9 Days.

NovenaNovena to Blessed Michael Mcgivney
Novena BeginsAugust 5
Feast DayAugust 14
Patron Saint ofThe Founder of Knights of Columbus

About Blessed Michael Mcgivney

The eldest son of an immigrant Irish family in Connecticut, young Michael left school at 13 to work in a brass factory making spoons. At 16 he began studies for the priesthood in Quebec, but was obliged to leave to help support the family when his father died. Michael completed his education in Baltimore, Maryland, and was ordained for the diocese of Hartford in 1877.

Assigned to St. Mary’s Parish in New Haven, Fr. McGivney was very active in parish and civic affairs, serving as director of public plays and fairs. He volunteered to become the guardian of Alfred Downes, a minor whose father had died leaving a large family in poverty. This situation as well as his own family’s circumstances and that of other immigrants impressed on Fr. McGivney the need for lay Catholic men to establish a mutual aid society to provide financial assistance for their families if the primary wage earner died. Protestant fraternal groups already provided this type of life insurance protection for their members.

In 1882, Fr. McGivney formed the Knights of Columbus among a small group of St. Mary’s parishioners to promote charity, unity, and fraternity, assisting widows and orphans. Because of the Knights’ emphasis on serving Church, community and family, the organization grew and did not remain strictly parish-based. Patriotism was added as a founding principle in 1900.

Father McGivney died from pneumonia in 1890 and was buried in Thomaston, Connecticut. Later his body was moved back to St. Mary’s in New Haven where it remains today. He was beatified in 2020.

Novena to Blessed Michael Mcgivney Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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

(Mention your request here…).

Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Novena to Blessed Michael Mcgivney Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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

(Mention your request here…).

Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Novena to Blessed Michael Mcgivney Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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

(Mention your request here…).

Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Novena to Blessed Michael Mcgivney Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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

(Mention your request here…).

Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Novena to Blessed Michael Mcgivney Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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

(Mention your request here…).

Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Novena to Blessed Michael Mcgivney Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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

(Mention your request here…).

Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Novena to Blessed Michael Mcgivney Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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

(Mention your request here…).

Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Novena to Blessed Michael Mcgivney Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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

(Mention your request here…).

Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Novena to Blessed Michael Mcgivney Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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

(Mention your request here…).

Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Say 1: Our Father… Say 1: Hail Mary… Say 1: Glory Be…

Prayer to Blessed Michael Mcgivney

Blessed Father McGivney, understanding your priestly virtue and pastoral concern for the poor, the orphan, the widow, for the protection of the faith of people, I come to you and ask for your efforts with our Heavenly Father for healing and understanding of what God’s plan for us is.

As I pray to God for healing and guidance, I do so in the remembrance of your priestly ministry, the example of your courage in times of illness and your understanding of God’s Holy will.

pray for your intersection for my healing and of your Holy Grace.

Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney pray for us.

Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

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