We just want to offer a huge Thank You to all those that helped make this year's Joseph D Tomlinson Memorial Golf Tournament a success! Thanks to our sponsors, donors, teams, and volunteers, we held our largest tournament yet.
With the addition of this year's proceeds to our JDT Memorial Scholarship fund, we provided six students with scholarships totaling $5,500. In addition, we have endowed a permanent scholarship in Joe's name at Saint Francis University where students from Bishop Guilfoyle will continue to receive financial support to further their education.
Once the scholarship is in place, donations can continue to be made to it enabling it to grow and provide larger support to students. Information to make donations will be provided in the next few weeks.
A Message From Your KofC Insurance Field Agent - Michael McAndrew
Council Meeting Message March 2023
March this year, to me, means Spring and Spring cleaning, Lent and preparing for Easter, and the day when we’re all a little bit Irish, St. Patrick’s Day. Let me start with St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a nice break from the doldrums of winter and a brief respite from Lenten preparation. To all of my members, Irish or not, I say “Sláinte!”
This year we’re immersed in Lent for the entire month as we look forward to Easter on April 9. This is a time of renewal and preparation for Holy Week, Christ’s Passion, and his conquest over death in the Resurrection. May your focus be on generous giving and spreading peace to everyone you encounter.
Spring…we’ve been through the toughest part of winter and we begin to think about Spring. And Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal: trees may begin to bud and flowers begin to poke through in search of warmer temperatures. The Spring equinox means that daylight lasts as long as night with the earth spinning toward that summer solstice. Maybe, just maybe, winter is behind us. While you’re getting rid of all the old cobwebs of winter and doing the annual spring cleaning, now is a great time to take a fresh look at your family’s financial security.
With a wide range of products—life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance retirement accounts, annuities, mutual funds, estate planning and asset protection I can help you look at your family’s financial situation now and for the years to come. All this while you deal with a company that shares your faith and beliefs and invests in accordance with Church social teaching.
As your Knights of Columbus Field Agent I’ve been trained to help you through that important process. Sit down for a short meeting with me and we can use our newest and most advanced financial needs analysis platform that the Order has ever had. I’ll take the time to gather information from you, ask about your wants, needs and desires, and put together any recommendations to help you meet those.. As always you’re under no obligation.
Please feel free to contact me by text, phone or email.
Father McGivney's Path to Sainthood
Beatification of our Founder, Father Michael McGivney
On May 26, 2020, Pope Francis approved a decree recognizing a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father McGivney and opening the way for his beatification. On Oct. 31, the Mass for Beatification was celebrated in the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford, Conn. An Apostolic Letter was read from Pope Francis that declared Father McGivney would now have the title of Blessed Michael McGivney. He is the third priest born in the United States to be raised to this honor, and the first priest to be beatified who spent his whole priestly ministry in a US parish.
The pope’s Apostolic Letter stated that Blessed Michael McGivney’s “zeal for the proclamation of the Gospel and generous concern for the needs of his brothers and sisters made him an outstanding witness of Christian solidarity and fraternal assistance.”
The Cause for Canonization for Father McGivney was opened in the Archdiocese of Hartford in 1997, when he was given the title Servant of God. On March 15, 2008, his heroic virtue was recognized by Pope Benedict XVI, and Father McGivney was given the title Venerable Servant of God. This important step occurred after years of careful investigation of Father McGivney’s life, spirituality and holiness by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. The declaration of Venerable confirmed what those who knew him in life, and others who call upon him since his death, have believed about Father McGivney: He lived a life of heroic virtue with an extraordinary love of God and neighbor.
Having been raised to the honors of the altar, Blessed Michael McGivney has an annual feast day of Aug. 13, the day between his birthday (in 1852) and the he passed into eternal life (in 1890). His cause has now entered the final phase toward canonization or sainthood. One more confirmed miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Michael McGivney is needed for him to be declared saint.