Charitable and Community Involvement
A mass and memorial blessing service to honor Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, was held on Sunday, December 15th, 2013. The memorial was established in St. John Vianney Catholic Church, at Allen Ave. and Climax Sts., Pittsburgh, PA 15210. The Most Reverend David A. Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh, was the mass celebrant, and conducted the blessing of the memorial to Father McGivney. Also, attending as con-celebrants were: Deacon Tom Krulikowski (the Bishop’s Assistant), Regional Vicar Very Reverend James Guay, Reverend Thomas Wilson (Pastor of St. John Vianney), and his assistant, Deacon Sam Toney. There were many PA State and local Knights of Columbus officials present, including the PA State Deputy, Sir Knight Eric Johnson, and other State officals, Sir Knight Stan Glowaski, Sir Knight Joe Cummings, Sir Knight Frank Rozzo, and the Knights of Columbus Color Guard. Council members made a strong showing at this Gilmary sponsored event. A luncheon was held immediately afterwards in the St. John Vianney Parish dining hall.
Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney Memorial