The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center

The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center Discover Father McGivney's life & legacy, imitate his benevolent outreach, & invoke his intercession. McGivney (1852-1890).
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Established on November 1, 2020, the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center advances the vision of Knights of Columbus founder Blessed Michael J. The fraternal organization this New Haven, Conn., priest established on the principles of unity, charity and fraternity more than a century ago remains a strong influence in the lives of millions of its members, inviting them to be missionary discipl

es after Father McGivney’s example. The McGivney Center welcomes visitors to learn about this holy priest’s life and legacy, imitate his benevolent outreach to the needy and the outcast, and invoke his heavenly intercession. The Pilgrimage Center is the new manifestation of the Knights of Columbus Museum, established in 1982 as a nonprofit institution serving the general public through exhibitions of history, art, and faith. The center will continue that mission by serving as an archive for the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council and maintaining a permanent gallery showcasing the organization's history, as well as its focus on Father McGivney. It is located at 1 State Street in New Haven, CT, conveniently off the downtown exit from either I-91 or I-95. It is three blocks from Union Station (Amtrak, Hartford Line, Metro-North Railroad, Shoreline East Railroad and Greyhound).

Join us TOMORROW, Saturday, October 7 at 2pm for a   onsite presentation with Father Anthony Federico, Vocations Directo...
10/06/2023

Join us TOMORROW, Saturday, October 7 at 2pm for a onsite presentation with Father Anthony Federico, Vocations Director of the . In the third installment of the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center’s lecture series on the Eucharistic Revival, Father Federico will consider the beauty and difficulty of being under the gaze of Jesus during Eucharistic Adoration. For more information about this onsite presentation, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-priest-reflects-on-the-beauty-and-difficulty-of-eucharistic-adoration-tickets-718018381307?aff=FB

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While St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast is celebrated today, is known for founding the Franciscan order, his care for t...
10/04/2023

While St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast is celebrated today, is known for founding the Franciscan order, his care for the natural world, and his ministry to the those less fortunate, he is also credited as creating the first three-dimensional Nativity scene. At Christmas in 1223, St. Francis staged the Nativity within a cave in the town of Greccio, Italy, using live animals to fill the manger scene.

As 2023 marks eight centuries since this first crèche in Greccio, the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center will honor the rich history of the Nativity scene as seen across the world in our upcoming exhibition “Celebrating 800 Years of the Crèche.” Exhibit open November 10, 2023 to March 24, 2024. Start planning your visit today at https://www.michaelmcgivneycenter.org/en/exhibits/celebrating-800-years-of-the-creche.html!

The current National Eucharistic Revival seeks to elevate the truth of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Thi...
10/03/2023

The current National Eucharistic Revival seeks to elevate the truth of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. This Saturday, October 7 at 2pm, Father Anthony Federico, Vocations Director of the Archdiocese of Hartford, will reflect on the beauty and difficult of encountering Christ during Eucharistic Adoration. For more information about this onsite presentation, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-priest-reflects-on-the-beauty-and-difficulty-of-eucharistic-adoration-tickets-718018381307?aff=FB

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10/01/2023

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Next Saturday, October 7, join us at 2pm for the   onsite presentation, “Under the Gaze of Jesus: A Priest Reflects on t...
09/30/2023

Next Saturday, October 7, join us at 2pm for the onsite presentation, “Under the Gaze of Jesus: A Priest Reflects on the Beauty and Difficulty of Eucharistic Adoration.” Father Anthony Federico, Vocations Director of the Archdiocese of Hartford, will present the third lecture in our Eucharistic Revival series. For more information about this onsite presentation, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-priest-reflects-on-the-beauty-and-difficulty-of-eucharistic-adoration-tickets-718018381307?aff=FB

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09/28/2023

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Being full presence under the gaze of Jesus during Eucharistic Adoration brings both beauty and difficulty to Catholics....
09/27/2023

Being full presence under the gaze of Jesus during Eucharistic Adoration brings both beauty and difficulty to Catholics. On Saturday, October 7 at 2pm, Father Anthony Federico, Vocations Director of the Archdiocese of Hartford, will reflect on opening one’s heart to the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist in the third lecture of our Eucharistic Revival series. For more information about this onsite presentation, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-priest-reflects-on-the-beauty-and-difficulty-of-eucharistic-adoration-tickets-718018381307?aff=FB

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Father Jim Sullivan is the Rector of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury, CT, the home parish of Bles...
09/25/2023

Father Jim Sullivan is the Rector of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury, CT, the home parish of Blessed Michael McGivney. A native of Waterbury himself, Father Sullivan joined the Knights of Columbus as a freshman in college. Learn more about his life and vocation along with the devotion to Father McGivney in his hometown in the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKEelxHX6AQ

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Father Jim Sullivan is the Rector of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury, CT, the home parish of Blessed Michael McGivney. A native of Wat...

Save the date for our next   onsite presentation, the third in our Eucharistic Revival lecture series. On Saturday, Octo...
09/24/2023

Save the date for our next onsite presentation, the third in our Eucharistic Revival lecture series. On Saturday, October 7 at 2pm, Father Anthony Federico, Vocations Director of the Archdiocese of Hartford, will reflect on the beauty and difficulty of Eucharistic Adoration. For more information about this onsite presentation, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-priest-reflects-on-the-beauty-and-difficulty-of-eucharistic-adoration-tickets-718018381307?aff=FB

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09/22/2023

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“Go forward into the future holding high the lamp of peace. The world has need of its light.” -Saint John Paul llToday a...
09/21/2023

“Go forward into the future holding high the lamp of peace. The world has need of its light.” -Saint John Paul ll

Today as we observe the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, we recall the words of Pope John Paul ll during Vatican’s 2002 Day of Prayer for Peace in the World. The event was viewed worldwide through satellite transmission sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. This lamp was created especially for the occasion and used as a symbol of hope and peace during the summit.

What can one man do? Explore how Father Michael J. McGivney, a 19th-century parish priest on the path to sainthood, met ...
09/20/2023

What can one man do? Explore how Father Michael J. McGivney, a 19th-century parish priest on the path to sainthood, met the challenges of his day and how his life continues to inspire and make an impact today with a visit to the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center. Open Wednesday – Sunday from 10 am to 4pm with free parking & admission. Plan your visit at https://www.michaelmcgivneycenter.org/en/index.html

Augustinian Father John Grace, a native of Ireland, had never heard of the Knights of Columbus when he first arrived in ...
09/19/2023

Augustinian Father John Grace, a native of Ireland, had never heard of the Knights of Columbus when he first arrived in the U.S. in 2000. Invited to see what the Knights did, Father Grace quickly fell in love with the Order’s mission and became “the epitome of what Blessed Michael McGivney started.” Last month, the Knights of Columbus recognized Father John Grace, OSA, for his exemplary service and priestly zeal with the Blessed Michael McGivney Medal. Learn more about this “Knights Priest” in the video below.

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When Father John Grace, OSA, arrived in Southern California, he embraced being a chaplain in the Knights of Columbus in a special way. He has served as a Cou...

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09/17/2023

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150 years ago this month, Michael McGivney enrolled at St. Mary's Seminary & University in Baltimore. Michael had been p...
09/15/2023

150 years ago this month, Michael McGivney enrolled at St. Mary's Seminary & University in Baltimore. Michael had been preparing for final exams at the College of Sainte-Marie in Montreal earlier that summer when his father died at the age of 48. He was called home and experienced firsthand the financial hardships faced at the loss of a family’s breadwinner. When the bishop of Hartford, Francis McFarland, learned that the completion of Michael’s seminary education was in peril, Bishop McFarland arranged for the diocese to provide the tuition, with the condition that Michael attend the Sulpician run Saint Mary’s Seminary in preparation for pastoral ministry.

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In case you missed it, the second lecture in our Eucharistic Revival series is now available on our Youtube channel! Wat...
09/14/2023

In case you missed it, the second lecture in our Eucharistic Revival series is now available on our Youtube channel! Watch Father John Anthony Boughton CFR, General Servant of the Community of the Friars of the Renewal, as he discusses “Eucharist: Source and Summit”: https://www.youtube.com/live/qVUEbL4kOA4?si=kObi0gYGJuWu6Bkv

Eucharist: Source and Summit

Father McGivney’s connection to physical and spiritual hunger relates not only to his life and ministry, but the circums...
09/13/2023

Father McGivney’s connection to physical and spiritual hunger relates not only to his life and ministry, but the circumstances surrounding his beatification in 2020. Learn how in the below article from the National Catholic Register.

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The holy priest was beatified during a Eucharist famine like no other

Today, we commemorate all those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, especially members ...
09/11/2023

Today, we commemorate all those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, especially members of the Knights of Columbus who heroically died on that fateful day. Their names are individually engraved on woven bronze bands in a horizontal braided pattern on this memorial plaque. It stands today in the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center and was unveiled in a ceremony on second anniversary of 9/11. Read their names at https://www.michaelmcgivneycenter.org/en/exhibits/911-memorial.html

In their memory, “Let us pray for the souls of these members of the Knights of Columbus who, as Police Officers, Firefighters, Emergency Services and Military Personnel, or as Civilian Victims lost their lives on September 11, 2001.”

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Join us TOMORROW, Saturday, September 9 at 2pm for a   onsite presentation with Father John Anthony Boughton CFR, Genera...
09/08/2023

Join us TOMORROW, Saturday, September 9 at 2pm for a onsite presentation with Father John Anthony Boughton CFR, General Servant of the Community of the Friars of the Renewal. In the second installment of the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center’s series on the Eucharistic Revival, he will consider how the Eucharist has been at the center of his life changes and will be a source of grace for America throughout the Eucharistic Revival. For more information about this onsite presentation, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eucharist-source-and-summit-tickets-699658265707?aff=FB

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A Connecticut parish and local Knights of Columbus council recently honored Blessed Michael McGivney through a garden th...
09/07/2023

A Connecticut parish and local Knights of Columbus council recently honored Blessed Michael McGivney through a garden that bears his name. Read more about the McGivney Prayer Garden in this article from Archdiocese of Hartford's Catholic Transcript online below.

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Story by Karen A. Avitabile A Meriden parish and local Knights of Columbus organization recently honored a popular Connecticut priest, on his way to sainthood, through a garden that bears his name. The Blessed Michael J. McGivney Prayer Garden honors Michael J. McGivney, who founded the Knights of C...

This Saturday, September 9 at 2pm, join Father John Anthony Boughton CFR, General Servant of the Community of the Friars...
09/05/2023

This Saturday, September 9 at 2pm, join Father John Anthony Boughton CFR, General Servant of the Community of the Friars of the Renewal, as he shares how the Eucharist has been at the center of his personal experiences and will be a source of grace for America throughout the Eucharistic Revival in the onsite presentation “Eucharist: Source and Summit” at the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center. For more information about this onsite presentation, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eucharist-source-and-summit-tickets-699658265707?aff=FB

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One week remains to enjoy the beauty of Ukrainian culture through one of its most ancient and valued traditions: ornatel...
09/03/2023

One week remains to enjoy the beauty of Ukrainian culture through one of its most ancient and valued traditions: ornately decorated textiles used at the core of many life-cycle ceremonies and rituals in “Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles” from The Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, Massachusetts. The exhibit is open Wednesday – Sunday from 10am to 4pm with free parking and admission through next Sunday, September 10, 2023. Plan your visit today at https://www.michaelmcgivneycenter.org/en/exhibits/rushnyky-sacred-ukrainian-textiles.html

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Celebrate with us the 120th anniversary of the Knights of Columbus Kentucky State Council, founded   in 1903! During the...
09/03/2023

Celebrate with us the 120th anniversary of the Knights of Columbus Kentucky State Council, founded in 1903! During their centennial in 2003, the state council commemorated the occasion with this gavel crafted from steel, perhaps a reminder of one of the main industries in the state.

True as steel, Kentucky Knights of Columbus are “Men on a Mission” as “a Catholic Brotherhood Changing the World.” With over 12,000 Knights in nearly 100 councils across the Bluegrass State, they are “dedicated to growing the Order throughout the state of Kentucky to further the vision of our founder, Fr. Michael J. McGivney and the Evangelization of our Catholic Faith. The Order was founded on the principle of Charity…Later the principles of Unity and Fraternity, as well as Patriotism were added… It is through the implementation of programs that exemplify these principles that the Kentucky State Council will continue to grow the Order. The State Council will lead by example and through both action and dialogue inspire its members into action.”

Join Father John Anthony Boughton CFR, General Servant of the Community of the Friars of the Renewal, next Saturday, Sep...
09/02/2023

Join Father John Anthony Boughton CFR, General Servant of the Community of the Friars of the Renewal, next Saturday, September 9 at 2pm for his onsite presentation “Eucharist: Source and Summit” at the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center. He will consider how the Eucharist has been at the center of his life changes and will be a source of grace for America throughout the Eucharistic Revival. For more information about this onsite presentation, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eucharist-source-and-summit-tickets-699658265707?aff=FB


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09/01/2023

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As a convert to Catholicism, Father John Anthony Boughton CFR has personally encountered the power of the Eucharist amid...
08/31/2023

As a convert to Catholicism, Father John Anthony Boughton CFR has personally encountered the power of the Eucharist amid his life changes. On Saturday, September 9 at 2pm, join Father John Anthony as he shares his experiences from military veteran and conversion to the priesthood and foreign missionary in the onsite presentation “Eucharist: Source and Summit” at the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center. For more information about this onsite presentation, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eucharist-source-and-summit-tickets-699658265707?aff=FB

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Mark your calendar for our next   onsite presentation on Saturday, September 9 at 2pm. Father John Anthony Boughton CFR,...
08/28/2023

Mark your calendar for our next onsite presentation on Saturday, September 9 at 2pm. Father John Anthony Boughton CFR, General Servant of the Community of the Friars of the Renewal, will discuss how the Eucharist has been at the center of his life changes and will be a source of grace for America throughout the Eucharistic Revival. For more information about this onsite presentation, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eucharist-source-and-summit-tickets-699658265707?aff=FB


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  140 years ago, Knights of Columbus founder Father Michael J. McGivney wrote a letter to the editor of the Connecticut ...
08/25/2023

140 years ago, Knights of Columbus founder Father Michael J. McGivney wrote a letter to the editor of the Connecticut Catholic in which he elaborated on the Order’s motto of “Unity and Charity.” Today, Blessed Michael McGivney’s vision guides more than 2 million Knights across the globe to stand united in service to those in need while protecting Catholic families through their top-rated life insurance program.

Ukrainians worldwide today celebrate their country’s Independence Day. While Ukraine gained sovereignty in 1991, this ru...
08/24/2023

Ukrainians worldwide today celebrate their country’s Independence Day. While Ukraine gained sovereignty in 1991, this rushnyk from 1937 illustrates their historic and enduring fight for liberty.

Prominently embroidered on one end of this rushnyk is the nation’s emblem featuring the trident, a symbol that for centuries has been connected to Ukrainian culture. Although its meaning is unknown, this coat of arms in the colors synonymous with Ukraine may represent the falcon, a bird that symbolizes liberty and bravery, or a monogram of the Ukrainian word for freedom.

With the accompanying embroidered text of “Ukraine has not yet perished,” alluding to the country’s national anthem, this rushnyk still resonates in 2023 despite being nearly a century old. As the conflict in Ukraine continues, the Knights of Columbus remains in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, commends their unwavering commitment to patriotism and prays for peace.

Discover this rushnyk and other ornately decorated textiles used at the core of many Ukrainian life-cycle ceremonies and rituals in “Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles” from the Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, Massachusetts, open through September 10, 2023. Plan your visit at https://www.michaelmcgivneycenter.org/en/exhibits/rushnyky-sacred-ukrainian-textiles.html.

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From rosaries to décor and more, there is something for everyone to honor Blessed Michael McGivney at the Pilgrimage Cen...
08/22/2023

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“Heavenly Father, You have created us for a definite purpose. Grant us the grace to know the path You have planned for e...
08/21/2023

“Heavenly Father, You have created us for a definite purpose. Grant us the grace to know the path You have planned for each of us in this life, and to respond with a generous ‘Yes.’” –Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood

At the age of 13, Michael J. McGivney had a great desire to become a priest. However, his father, Patrick, was adamantly against the idea. After working in a factory for three years, Michael’s wish to become an apostle of Jesus Christ grew even stronger, and at the age of 16, Michael’s father gave his son permission to follow his calling.

In the fall of 1868, Michael McGivney was escorted by his parish priest, Father Hendricken, along with 10 other young men from Waterbury, Connecticut, north to Quebec, Canada. Michael would become a student in the Seminaire de St. Hyacinthe, pictured here, where he would spend the next two years. Before his ordination in 1877, Michael would attend four different seminaries in two countries over a period of nine years.

“Providing a space and a platform for that story is in itself a political act of rebellion, and a love letter to Ukraine...
08/18/2023

“Providing a space and a platform for that story is in itself a political act of rebellion, and a love letter to Ukraine woven in linen and age-old tradition.” -Eleanor P***k

Our thanks to the New Haven Independent for yesterday’s coverage of the exhibition “Rushnyky: Sacred Ukrainian Textiles!” Read the full article here: https://www.newhavenindependent.org/article/rushnyky_invites_visitors_into_a_home

Plan your visit to the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center now through September 10, 2023 to explore Ukrainian culture through one of its most ancient and valued traditions: ornately decorated textiles used at the core of many life-cycle ceremonies and rituals in this exhibit from The Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, Massachusetts. The McGivney Pilgrimage Center is open Wednesday – Sunday from 10am to 4pm with free parking and admission.

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08/17/2023

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Did you miss our inaugural lecture in our Eucharistic Revival series with Father Michael Ruminski, Director of the Offic...
08/16/2023

Did you miss our inaugural lecture in our Eucharistic Revival series with Father Michael Ruminski, Director of the Office of Divine Worship for the Archdiocese of Hartford? Watch his lecture “The Eucharist & Social Regeneration” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCatpUuwT34

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Father Jim Sullivan, Rector of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury, CT, discusses his lifelong connec...
08/15/2023

Father Jim Sullivan, Rector of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury, CT, discusses his lifelong connection to Blessed Michael McGivney in the video clip from the latest episode of Knightcast below.

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Father Jim Sullivan, Rector of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury, CT, discusses his lifelong connection to Blessed Michael McGivney. He ...

“Being made perfect in a short space, he fulfilled a long time; for his soul pleased God, therefore he hastened to bring...
08/14/2023

“Being made perfect in a short space, he fulfilled a long time; for his soul pleased God, therefore he hastened to bring him out of the midst of iniquity.” -Book of Wisdom 4:13-14.

Blessed Michael McGivney passed to his eternal reward in 1890, two days following his 38th birthday. Carved into the limestone wall of his reliquary at the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center is this passage from the Book of Wisdom. These words reflect the Knights of Columbus founder’s holiness and the profound impact he made during his short life.

Although this year the feast day of Blessed Michael McGivney is superseded by the Sunday liturgy, we remember our namesa...
08/13/2023

Although this year the feast day of Blessed Michael McGivney is superseded by the Sunday liturgy, we remember our namesake today with his prayer for canonization.

Blessed Michael McGivney, pray for us!

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During Christmas break, include The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center (the Knights of Columbus Building) in New Haven as one of your visits for the week to see the beautiful Creche Museum exhibit and the Christmas Tree Festival! While there, look for our school tree and remember to vote for it in the People’s Choice Award now until February 5, 2023 (Wednesday - Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm)!

See the beautiful work Mrs. Hartmann’s third graders did on their handmade ornaments and the nativity tree topper they made in Mrs. Muckle’s art class. To capture the theme of “Christmas in the Castle,” students collaborated and engineered out of cardboard a replica of the Pitcairn castle placed atop the tree skirt.
During Christmas break, include The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center(the Knights of Columbus Building) in New Haven as one of your visits for the week to see the beautiful Creche Museum exhibit and the Christmas Tree Festival! While there, look for our school tree and remember to vote for it in the People’s Choice Award now until February 5, 2023 (Wednesday - Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm)!

See the beautiful work Mrs. Hartmann’s third graders did on their handmade ornaments and the nativity tree topper they made in Mrs. Muckle’s art class. To capture the theme of “Christmas in the Castle,” students collaborated and engineered out of cardboard a replica of the Pitcairn castle placed atop the tree skirt.
SMPA 5th grade students decorated a Christmas Tree in a nativity theme at the Father McGivney Center. Go see it. It's adorable! The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center
What a wonderful visit the fourth graders from St. James School, Stratford had at The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center last week! They decorated a Christmas tree, which is part of the museum's Christmas Tree Festival, with ornaments made in Art class and toured the nativity displays from around the world.

If you have a chance it’s definitely an exhibit you don’t want to miss! Plus, you get to vote for your favorite tree🎄!
East Shoreline Catholic Academyʼs (ESCA) third graders had fun trimming the Christmas tree with their teacher, Mrs. Hartmann and Mrs. Muckle, Art Teacher. The students took pride in placing the handmade ornaments to complete the nativity tree topper they made in art class on the tree at The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center Christmas Tree Festival! To capture the theme of “Christmas in the Castle,” students collaborated and engineered, out of cardboard, a replica of the Pitcairn castle placed atop the tree skirt.

Visit The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center (the Knights of Columbus Building) in New Haven this Christmas season to view our school tree, and remember to vote for it in the Peopleʼs Choice Award now until February 5, 2023, Wednesdays -- Sundays 10 am to 4 pm!
Mrs. Ritucci & Mrs. Bonaiuto's Grade 1 and Grade 2 classes visited The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center in New Haven to decorate the Southington Catholic School Christmas Tree!
Itʼs beginning to look a lot like Christmas as Mrs. Hartmannʼs third grade students are getting ready for the Christmas Tree Festival at the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center! Students make handmade ornaments during art class with Mrs. Muckle, Art Teacher. During their visit, the students will trim a school Christmas Tree with these handmade ornaments.

Be sure to visit The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center (the Knights of Columbus Building) in New Haven this Christmas season to view our schoolʼs tree, and remember to vote for it in the Peopleʼs Choice Award!
This holiday season The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center in New Haven, Connecticut, is offering “Christmas in the Castle,” an immersive exhibition featuring almost 50 of Glencairn Museum’s Nativities displayed in spaces inspired by the architecture of Glencairn. In this issue of Glencairn Museum News, we explore this remarkable exhibition.
Through February 5: Christmas at the Castle at the McGivney Center http://ow.ly/UwL250KPkSS The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center
This weekend Glencairn members and staff traveled by bus to New Haven, CT to experience Christmas in the Castle at the The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center.

This immersive exhibition was created in such a way that you felt like you were in the Great Hall of Glencairn Museum looking at almost 50 Nativities from the Glencairn collection. It was extraordinary!

If you get a chance to visit in person, don't hesitate! The exhibition runs through February 5, 2023, and is free to the public.

https://www.michaelmcgivneycenter.org/en/index.html🎄

On Saturday, November 5th, the CT State Council held the Star Council/District Award Ceremony at the The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center in New Haven. There were 8 Star
Districts and 37 Star Councils. Also, the McGivney Cup for membership was given to Church of the Assumption Council 3688 and Windsor Council 3181. Great work Brothers.

Star Councils
4460

Darien

13459

Prospect

15734

Marlborough

17166

Weston

1155

Manchester

1350

Shelton

10537

Ansonia

3928

Guilford

4303

Somersville

50

Enfield

185

Sandy Hook

1

New Haven

15

Southington

35

Bristol

2533

Glastonbury

7

Portland

4122

Rockville

14664

Hamden

24

Waterbury

13228

Stratford

39

Greenwich

11913

Brookfield
27

New Britain

10651

Rocky Hill

11835

Hebron

16347

Fairfield

36

Waterbury

41

Stamford

4313

Coventry

5833

Stamford

14

Willimantic

14360

Norwalk

3688

Westport

2978

Cheshire

9

Bristol

3181

Windsor

Star Districts
District 20 - Thomas Perretta - 314% - 1 Star Councils
District 33 - Scott Criscuolo - 139% - 2 Star Councils
District 26 - David Imhof - 153% - 2 Star Councils
District 25 - Michael Shea - 182% - 2 Star Councils
District 19 - John Moulder - 117% - 3 Star Councils
District 9 - James Wilson - 150% - 3 Star Councils
District 18 - Mark Sticca - 172% - 3 Star Councils
District 31 - Philip Mazzatti - 210% - 4 Star Councils

Photos by SK Steve Mieczkowski
The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center in New Haven, Connecticut, commemorated the second anniversary of the Blessed Fr. Michael McGivney beatification on October 31. Presenters included our own Fr. Ryan Lerner, pastor of St. Mary's Church in New Haven; Fr. Anthony Federico, Parochial Vicar at St. Mary's; Brian Caulfield, Vice Postulator of Blessed Michael McGivney's Cause for Canonization; and Daniel, Michelle and Michael Schachle, whose miracle healing resulted in Fr. McGivney's beatification.

Re-watch this special session here!

https://fb.watch/gF24Puyqxu/