Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Beatification of Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney Nov. 14 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold. Due to COVID restrictions, attendance will be limited to Knights and their families, and will be by invitation only, with all safety and health protocols observed.
The Knights of Columbus (KOC) of the Diocese of Trenton rejoiced with their brother Knights throughout the world at the Vatican announcement that their founder, Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, would advance one step closer to canonization with his beatification on October 31, 2020, in St. Joseph Cathedral in Hartford, Connecticut.
His Eminence, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, CSSR, Archbishop of Newark, was appointed by Pope Francis as his delegate to preside at the Mass of Beatification.
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Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. tells us that COVID-19 will not take away Christmas 2020, however it will change the way we celebrate it. The adjustments and restrictions that have been in place in parishes will continue throughout Christmas.
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On November 15th Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for World Day of the Poor in the presence of 100 people, who will represent those around the world who face poverty as well as volunteers and benefactors who assist them.
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