KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Fr. George Council # 3758 Wayzata, MN

SAINTHOOD FOR FR. McGIVNEY

IN LOVING MEMORY
FATHER MICHAEL J. McGIVNEY
August 12, 1852 - August 14, 1890
Founder of the Knights of Columbus
O great and glorious God, You imbued Your holy priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, with deep priestly virtue and especially with pastoral concern for the poor, the orphan, the widow, for the Christian education of youth, for the protection of the faith of the working man of his day.
Now that his priestly ministry continues to spread to countless millions throughout the world, through the efforts and influence of the Order of the Knights of Columbus, which Father McGivney founded, we beseech You, Heavenly Father, to raise Your faithful servant, Michael, to the honors of the altar. We ask this favor through our Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Mother, Mary and our Mother, Amen.

Composed by the Most Rev. Charles P. Greco,
Former Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus

 

About the Knights

Father Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882 at St. Mary’s in New Haven, Connecticut.  The Knights are committed to building Unity among Catholic men, Charity for those in need, Fraternity with fellow brother Knights.  The Knights are organized in over 14,000 councils with 1.8 million members around the world.

The Father George Council #3758 was chartered in 1954.  Today, the Father George Council has over 140 members from 4 parishes: The Church of St. Anne in Hamel, St. Bartholomew in Wayzata, St. Thomas in Corcoran and St. Mary of the Lake in Plymouth.

Our purpose is to provide support for our priests, bishops, the Church and our parishes and to together, grow in our Catholic faith.

We are very active in our parishes and enthusiastically welcome all Catholic men 18 years and older.