Newfoundland & Labrador Relic Tour
McGivney Relic in reliquary
The relic has arrived in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
I Founders Day Liturgy Celebration at St. Joseph’s Church in Riverhead, Hr. Grace on March 29, 2023
Honoring the Founder of our Order, and sharing the story of Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney."
Filipino community and Brother Knights with the Council of the year plaque Sunday night
While in Lab West, the relic of Blessed Michael McGivney was hosted by Rev. Dr. Whelan Council in Labrador City, and by Michael Hickey Council in Wabush. The relic was present at both Our Lady of Assumption Church and the Basilica of Our Lady with Father Joy Paul.
The relic was in the homes of five of our sick members for an overnight stay, and at the 3rd Degree meeting at the Msgr. E.J. O'Brien Hall."
All Hallows parish in Corner Brook
St. Brendan's parish in Irishtown-Summerside this afternoon.
Our Lady Star of the Sea parish in Benoit's Cove
Holy Rosary parish in Pasadena
Immaculate Conception parish in Deer Lake
The Relic was brought to the home of Theresa Butt, 96 years old, widow of deceased member James P. Butt. Mrs. Butt led the Rosary. In attendance were her 4 sons, grandson, son-in-law, (all Knights) Grand Knight Phil Hurley, and family members.
The Relic was present to the public at Msgr. McCarthy Council Chambers. There was a welcoming ceremony, Rosary, and Veneration, followed by a social. Approximately 16-18 in attendance. Fourth Degree Honor Guard.
fter Mass at St. Joseph’s, Kingston with Father Julius. Relic elevated in the back.
The Relic was present at the Sunday morning Mass. Brother Knights processed to the altar at the beginning of Mass, and there was a Fourth Degree Honor Guard.
In the presence of the Relic, the Rosary was prayed at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Harbour Grace for deceased parishioners.
Mass for deceased members at St. Joseph’s Church in Riverhead. Fourth Degree Honor Guard.
As we start our Blessed Father McGivney Relic Tour of the province there is a news report Fox 61 of another possible miracle from Father McGivney. Here is the link to the report https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WMiXAnPA-0 This is an amazing report on Father McGivney especially during our Relic tour.
The State Executive for Newfoundland and Labrador Knights of
Columbus, and its 33 Councils are sponsoring a tour of a Relic of
BLESSED FATHER MICHAEL J MCGIVNEY, founder of the Knights of
Columbus. He founded the worldwide Fraternal Order in New Haven in 1882 in New Haven,
Connecticut, USA, to look after the needs of the poor especially orphans, widows and
immigrants. He was Beatified (declared Blessed) by Pope Francis in 2020, another step in
declaring him a Saint. The Relic of Blessed Michael has only been out of the United States once
before to Poland. The relic of Blessed Michael will arrive in Newfoundland and Labrador on
March 15th, 2023. There will be a Liturgy of Reception – a Prayer Service to be held at the
Basilica on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 7:00 pm. This will be followed by Veneration of the
Relic, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (
(Confession). The province-wide tour of the Relic will be from March 30t
, 2023 – December 03,
2023 during which the various Knights of Columbus Councils in Newfoundland and Labrador
will host the relic. It is our hope that all who attend events during the Blessed Father McGivney’s
relic tour will have a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. Those who attend these scheduled
events will be able to venerate the relic. All are welcome.
FIRST EVENT: Liturgy of Reception- We welcome the relic of Blessed Michael McGivney to
Newfoundland and Labrador
WHEN: Wednesday March 22, 2023, 7:00 pm
WHERE: The Cathedral Basilica of St John the Baptist, St John’s. The Prayer Service is open to
SECOND EVENT: Founder’s Day Mass (Celebrates the date when Blessed Father McGivney
founded the Knights of Columbus
WHEN: Wednesday March 29, 2023, 7:00 pm
WHERE: The Cathedral Basilica of St John the Baptist, St John’s. The public is invited to the
The knights of Columbus would like to acknowledge and thank the following who have assisted the
State Executive and members of the Knights of Columbus Blessed Father Michael McGivney Relic tour
2023 – 03 15 - 2023 12 03
Most Reverend Archbishop Peter J Hundt , Archbishop of St John’s
Reverend Father Cecil Critch, Vicar General Archdioceses of St John’s.nl
Reverend Father Jeff Kolonel, State Chaplain Knights of Columbus.
Newfoundland Historical Society for permission to place the
“ History of the Knights of Columbus “ Pamphlet # 9 1985 by Katherine Pike on our State Website.
Brian Caufield vice postulator, Blessed Father Michael McGivney Guild for making the Relic Tour
a reality for the Knights of Columbus, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Father McGivney history of Father McGivney and order
What is Eucharistic Adoration/Adoration of the Blessed sacrament?
What is a relic?
What is veneration?
What is a Eucharistic procession?
What is reconciliation- the sacrament of penance?
Where can a person get information to join the order?
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Prayers in Christ Jesus
Darrell Long State Warden