Blood Drive @ Holbrook FD

Our next blood drive will be held Monday, November 9th, from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, at the Holbrook Fire Dept, which is located at 390 Terry Blvd. Holbrook, NY 11741.

The need for blood is constant. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion. Patients rely on the generosity of donors like you. Thank you for helping save lives, your gift of time means a lifetime to someone else.

If you have a Blood Donor Card, please bring it with you together with your valid photo ID. To donate blood, you must be at least 16 years old with a parent’s consent. Also, please note that donors 65 years or older need a written authorization from their medical Doctor.

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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 www.kofc.org/beatification 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

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October 31: A day that will make K of C history

Father McGivney

On Oct. 31, Father McGivney is to be named “Blessed” by Pope Francis. That day, the Church will declare what many have long believed — that the holy soul of Father McGivney can intercede for us before the throne of God.

In the past, miracles have occurred for those who pray at the time of a beatification. So, as we count down the days to this amazing event, we invite you to join brother Knights and Catholics across the world in praying a special novena from Thursday, Oct. 22, to Friday, Oct. 30.

The brand new novena features commentary on the life of Father McGivney, as well as unique petitions and daily intentions close to our founder’s heart. We hope that through these prayers and petitions many will be brought closer to God and that we ourselves may renew our love of God and neighbor.

A downloadable version of the novena can be found here.

To learn more about the upcoming beatification of Father McGivney, visit www.kofc.org/beatification.

Follow the hashtag #FrMcGivney, watch livestreamed events at kofc.org/beatification, or tune into EWTN and other major Catholic networks. You also find resources designed to help you celebrate the historic occasion.

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Thank You

Thank you to all the Knights that helped out at the Craft Fair this past weekend. I appreciate the effort to help set up, put away and sell raffle tickets.

The Craft Fair raised over $15,000 for the church thanks to the many volunteers under the leadership of Ann Hernandez. Well done!

Gratefully,
Ray Kleppan
Grand Knight

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