Knights of Columbus celebrates 135th Founder’s Day

EVERY 29th day of March, the Order of the Knights of Columbus celebrates its Founder’s Day. This is the day wherein the Connecticut Legislature approved the charter of the Knights of Columbus on the year 1882, founded by the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven.

At St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, a Holy Mass is celebrated each year and is attended by the relatives of the venerable father, the supreme officers and the members of the order.

After the mass , the officiating priest together with the supreme officers marched to the tomb of Fr. McGivney to recite the prayer for the canonization together with the congregation. His tomb is located within the church. Fr. McGivney was declared venerable in 2008 by the Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to recognize his heroic virtue. May the Venerable Fr. McGivney intercede for all our intentions especially for the good of the Order of the Knights of Columbus worldwide. (JSServiento)

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