Shamokin Council #458
The Knights of Columbus was founded by a Catholic priest, Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut on October 2, 1881, and incorporated under the laws of the U.S. state of Connecticut on March 29, 1882. Michael J. McGivney, a young Catholic priest at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn., gathered a group of men in the parish to create a society to, as the Knights’ website now says, “prevent Catholic men from entering secret societies antithetical to Church teaching, uniting Catholic men and helping families of deceased members.” The goal of the group was to care for the poor and the widowed, to make its members better Catholics and better Americans, and to contribute to the spiritual and civic well-being of the church and the local communities of its members.Father Martin Kobos: Chaplain
The beatification Mass follows five months after the May 27 announcement that Pope Francis approved a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father McGivney. The miracle involved the healing of Michael “Mikey” Schachle from fetal hydrops, which causes a fatal accumulation of fluids throughout the body of an unborn child. The Schachle family, including Mikey, attended the beatification Mass and presented Cardinal Tobin with one of Blessed McGivney’s relic. Members of the K of C founder’s remaining relatives also participated in the celebration.
Supreme Knight Anderson thanked Pope Francis, Cardinal Tobin, Archbishop Blair and others for their support in this process, saying that he believes that the beatification will reinvigorate the Knights’ charity and strengthen the Order’s fraternal brotherhood. He evoked Pope Francis’ new encyclical Fratelli Tutti — which calls Catholics to decide whether to be “Good Samaritans or indifferent bystanders” — saying it was “providential” that it was published the same month as Blessed McGivney’s beatification.
If today was your last day on earth, could you look in the mirror and feel your life has been truly fulfilled. There is only one thing certain in life and that is death. There is not a person among you who wants to die, not even those who want to go to heaven want to die to get there. Your time is precious so you need to use it well. Somehow deep inside you already know that. You appreciate the value of good works and the impact it has on family and community, but it takes you to step forward and get involved. It is our deepest belief that you will, don’t let us down.
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