MIRACLE APPROVED! FATHER MCGIVNEY TO BE BEATIFIED!
Priest launched international lay movement, died in 19th century pandemic
ROME – The Vatican today (May 27) announced that Pope Francis approved the promulgation of a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, a Connecticut priest who served his flock during the pandemic of 1890, before himself becoming ill and dying of pneumonia.
The pope’s action means that Father McGivney can be declared “Blessed,” the step just prior to sainthood. An additional miracle attributed to Father McGivney’s intercession will be required for his canonization as a saint…
Way to go! Fellow Knights on our Food Drive
On May 29th, the council collected over 1 thousand pounds of food for the Kendall County Food Pantry
Special Thanks to David Heintz / Danny Gutierrez / Ed Grzesik for opening their homes for drop off location
Thank you to Rick Llanes our promotion expert in helping get the word out to the community, to Frank Gonzales /Gary Horneman / Rita Heintz our collection helpers, and to Kevin & Kurt Roettgen our delivery team for going to places in collection our donations.
Thank all of you who helped and donated much-needed food
Joe Leahy (Food Dive Chairman)
URGENT: Blood Donations Desperately Needed
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, thousands of blood drives have been canceled, resulting in a shortage of over 100,000 units of blood. To address this urgent need, Brother Knights and their families who are not already isolated due to illness, age or underlying conditions are encouraged to donate blood. Your donation of a pint of blood is the gift of life so many now desperately need. Give a Pint, Save a Life!
Persons who are over the age of 60, live with someone over the age of 60, or who are otherwise at heightened risk due to illness or underlying conditions should not participate in this activity.
- Shedule an appointment at the Versiti Blood Center – Aurora or by visiting https://www.versiti.org.
- Only donate blood by appointment. Do not arrive at donation centers or drives without an appointment.
- Spread the word to eligible family members, friends, Brother Knights and parishioners to schedule an appointment and donate blood as soon as possible.
- Donate and save a life!
From State Deputy, Frank Schwartz re: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Brother Knights and Families All,
After a great deal of prayerful consideration, I wanted to offer you a couple thoughts and ideas. Let me start with the (3) thoughts one might have after listening to the news. Faith, Fact and Fear you guessed it all related to the COVID-19 virus. In today’s world this virus is on every radio channel, and every News station on TV and there is a story they report on. So, let’s try to break it down you and I:
Faith: in time like these we must learn to pray often. To help you, below you will find a prayer to Mary Our Lady of Health. However, we must also turn to the bible and the teachings contained therein, the bible will tell us not only the history of events like this, but how God will guide us through this event with His love of each of us here on earth. God is the only one who that can give or take life, he rules over all of His creation and He is a Merciful God so try not to fear in that love.
Fact: The fact is the virus is in our country and is affecting our daily lives both at our retailers and also in our day to day financial wellbeing. The facts continue to spread panic, which will breed hoarding, and can bring out the worst in all of us if we let it.
Fear: The bible repeatedly states (i.e. the word of God according to the Holy Spirit.) “ Be not Afraid for I AM always with you.” If God is with us what do, we have to fear .
So, all of us are dealing with church closings, cancellations of events both in our private lives and in our spiritual lives. Therefore, now more than ever, we must stop, slow down, and listen to God taking time to pray, and to hear his words. How do we do that during this event – let’s remember our Lord Jesus in the Garden when if fear he sweat blood, but then stated, “Not my will but Your will be done.” As a God Man, He felt what we feel and feared what we feel. The difference is He stated, “not my will but let your will be done.”
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