Since Nov 18, 2005

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I'm 36 years old, formerly from upstate New York. When I got married, I became a resident of Waterbury, Connecticut -- yeah, I know: not much of a change, huh?


Prayer for the Canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney....God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, to be an apostle of Christian family life and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor. Through the example of his life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his commandment of charity and building up his Body which is the Church. Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so that we may continue his work of caring for the needy and the outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify your Venerable servant Father Michael J. McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present (here make your request). Through Christ our Lord. Amen. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.

I am a life-long Catholic, and a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 24 / Assembly 101, in Waterbury, CT.
A bit of trivia: My wife's grandfather was a nephew of Father Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights and pictured above. That makes him him my great-Granduncle-in-law (or something like that...maybe it's Great-great-uncle-in-law).
I thank you for the gift of my family
for whom I now pray
and upon whom I now ask you
to shower your blessings.
With St. Joseph as my guide,
may I always be ready
to spend my life for them.

Bless my wife whom you have given to me as my spouse,
sharing in your wondrous work of creation.
May I see her as my equal
and treat her with the love of Christ for his Church.
May Mary be her guide
and help her to find your peace and your grace.

Bless my children with your life and presence.
May the example of your son
be the foundation upon which
their lives are built,
that the Gospel may always
be their hope and support.

I ask you, Father, to protect and bless my family.
Watch over it so that in the strength of your love
its members may enjoy prosperity,
possess the gift of your peace and,
as the Church alive in this home,
always bear witness to your glory in the world.



Even though I may have graduated from St. John's, and I certainly cheer for them during basketball, soccer, and baseball games...

...when it comes to NCAA football, I'm a 'Cuse fan all the way!!