The Diocese of Brooklyn celebrated its third feast day for Blessed Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus who is on the journey to sainthood, on Aug. 13 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph.
Louis Pepe feels he has a special connection to Blessed Michael McGivney, and not just because he’s a long-standing Knights of Columbus member and Father McGivney (1852-1890) was the organization’s founder. He is helping to lead an effort by the Knights of Columbus to have a statue of the founder erected in every diocese in New York State.
Thomas Willis joined his local Knights of Columbus council in Blessed Trinity Parish in Breezy Point as soon as it was formed in 2020. He’s 19 years old.
Father Donelson Thevenin considers himself lucky to have had a wide range of experiences — from ministering to parishioners at churches to counseling sailors aboard battleships as a U.S. Navy chaplain.
Devotees of Blessed Father Michael McGivney, including members of the Knights of Columbus, venerated a relic from the priest in celebration of his first feast day. The veneration followed a Mass Aug. 14 at St. Finbar Church in Bath Beach, Brooklyn.