by The Guild
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April 29, 2016
The Father Michael J. McGivney Guild serves as a source for information about the life, works and spirituality of Father McGivney. The Guild distributes informational materials about him, receives reports of favors granted through his intercession and oversees the distribution of relics. Guild members receive regular updates on the progress of Father McGivney's cause for canonization and are invited to participate in promoting devotion to this Servant of God. Members of the Knights of Columbus are not automatically Guild members and must elect to join the Guild. The Father Michael J. McGivney Guild Newsletter is published bimonthly except July- August, and is sent free to Guild members.
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Weekly Guild Mass
Each week a special Mass is celebrated for the intentions of members of the Father McGivney Guild by Father Gabriel B. O'Donnell, vice postulator.
All Souls Novena of Masses
For each day between Oct. 24-Nov. 2 (All Souls Day), a Mass is celebrated by the vice postulator, Father Gabriel B. O’Donnell. The Masses are offered for the deceased relatives and friends of Guild members, and petitions sent by the Guild members on behalf of deceased loved ones are placed on the altar.
Novena for World Peace
During the nine days preceding the feast of the Sacred Heart, which falls 19 days after Pentecost, the Guild celebrates daily Mass at various basilicas in Rome for the cause of world peace. Intentions sent by Guild members are placed on the altar for each Mass.
Christmas and Easter Triduum Masses
Petitions sent by Guild members are placed on the altar for Masses celebrated in Rome at Easter and Christmas. Each Triduum, or series of three Masses, draws hundreds of petitions from members of the Father McGivney Guild.
Write to the Guild to have your special intentions placed on the altar and remembered at the monthly Masses, special novena, or Triduum Masses celebrated by the Guild. There is no better way to commend a sick or deceased loved one to God’s merciful care. Special worries or concerns will also be included in our prayers.