October 22, 2017

News:

Remembering Father McGivney 127 years later -

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Father McGivney Office – PH visits hospitals in Manila -

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cause of Venerable Fr. McGivney introduced among Singles for Christ members -

Monday, April 17, 2017

Parish promotions of the Cause of K of C founder begins -

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Father McGivney Office – Philippines supports #ActPH -

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The K of C as agents of communion -

Monday, April 3, 2017

What Makes A Miracle? -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Remembering the Saints and our departed loved ones -

Monday, November 7, 2016

Supreme Knight’s Report Highlights Order’s Charity -

Monday, August 15, 2016

Filipino youth promote Fr. McGivney’s sainthood bid during WYD in Poland -

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Father McGivney’s Cause promoted at the 51st IEC -

Monday, February 1, 2016

Knights support Eucharistic congress in the Philippines -

Monday, January 25, 2016

Fr. McGivney’s Cause promoted over Catholic Radio -

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Knights of Columbus Priest-Scholars vow to promote Cause of Fr. McGivney -

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Father McGivney feeding program for the poor kicks-off -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Working Toward Recovery -

Friday, September 5, 2014

The story of Father McGivney, extraordinary priest -

Friday, August 29, 2014

Rebuilding lives in typhoon-hit Central Philippines -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Prayer for the Canonization of Fr. McGivney to be recited as the opening prayer in all council meetings and activities in Luzon State -

Monday, May 12, 2014

Parish Priest -

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Remembering the Saints and our departed loved ones

ALL Saints Day and All Souls Day are two occasions that are observed by the whole country as a holiday to give time for people to visit their dead relatives in the cemetery.  This practice is not just among Catholics because the occasion is also an opportunity for families to get together with relatives they see only once a year.

We honor the dead, pray for them and even ask them to pray for us.  It is a happy occasion because of the sharing of food and stories of how things are in the recent past.  The cemetery livens up with beautiful flowers and smiles of people no longer grieving.  In some cemeteries, people clean and repaint tombs of their loved ones, then lay flowers to honor them.

Among Catholics, we offer masses for them that they may have eternal rest with God and that they will soon join the angels and saints, who in turn, will pray for us and offer our petitions to God.

While we remember our departed loved ones, let us remember also the Saints, who have given their lives to God and have died in defense of our Catholic faith.  This day is not the only day we should remember them.  Let us commemorate the lives of the Saints during their feast days.  Let us also read about how they lived their lives that God became pleased and made them saints.  They are ordinary people who are also sinners like us but chose to offer their lives to God and be our model and inspiration. They are our intercessors who help and give hope to us.

My mother for one is a devotee of our Mother of Perpetual Help from whom she asked for a son and then, I was born.  My mother in-law, on the other hand, consecrated her daughter to our Lady of Lourdes, who interceded through her life-saving healing during my wife’s infancy. We can continue with many more stories of miracles and surely, you each have your own experiences of answered prayers through the intercession of our beloved Mama Mary and Saints.

For us members of the Knights of Columbus, let us not forget to pray to our beloved Servant of God, Fr. Michael J. McGivney, who can also intercede for the souls of our brother Knights, our departed family members and even for the works we do for our Order.  He will surely guide and help us. Praise God for Mama Mary, for all the Saints and for Fr. Michael J. McGivney! (Justic Jose C. Reyes, State Deputy, Knights of Columbus – North Luzon)

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