WATCH LIVE – Father McGivney’s Beatification

WATCH LIVE – Father McGivney’s Beatification

This Saturday, Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, will be declared “blessed.” He will be the first American parish priest to be beatified by the Catholic Church. Join us in celebrating the historic event. Learn more below.

WATCH LIVE Father Michael McGivney’s beatification takes place Saturday, Oct. 31 at 11a.m. ET at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford. Visit and follow the hashtag #McGivney for a schedule of events, live streaming videos and more. Events will also be aired on EWTN, Canada’s Salt + Light Television and the Catholic TV Network.

In a special episode of EWTN’s Vaticano, discover how Father McGivney served as exemplary pastor during the pneumonia pandemic in 1890.  EWTN is also airing “Father McGivney: A Priest for our Time.” This 60-minute special episode will air Oct. 28 at 10 p.m. with encores on Oct. 30 at 5 p.m., Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. and Nov. 1 at 1:30 pm. Watch EWTN live here.

YOU’RE INVITED: The McGivney festival takes place Oct. 30- Nov. 1 Join us LIVE from St. Mary’s Church, where the K of C was founded, for a three-day festival featuring prayer vigils, candlelit processions, and much more. Find the full list of events here.

Worldwide novena to Father McGivney Join Catholics across the world in praying a special novena ending on Friday, Oct. 30. Download the novena here, or sign up here to receive a daily email.

Priest shares story of his own family’s “McGivney miracle” From lifesaving miracles, visions and more, Father James Sullivan says his vocation – and his family’s lives — was changed due to Father McGivney’s influence. READ MORE

Tune in to EWTN LIVE on Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. as Supreme Knight Carl Anderson speaks with Father Mitch Pacwa about the inspiring life of Father Michael McGivney and his upcoming beatification.

In honor of the beatification, the Knight of Columbus are offering FREE online membership Use promo code MCGIVNEY2020Online membership is only the first step. Welcome men more deeply into the Order through the Orderwide Exemplification Day on Sunday, Nov. 1. Learn more here.

Father Michael McGivney healed 5-year-old Mikey Schachle of a life-threatening condition. It was this miracle that paved the way for the priest’s upcoming beatification. Watch this video to hear Mikey’s parents and his doctor tell the story. 

Read, watch, pray, act and order The Supreme Council has put together a collection of resources to help Knights celebrate the beatification, including books, downloadable videos, banners, posters and more. LEARN MORE