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St. Mary’s McGivney Festival Schedule of Events

Knights of Columbus - published on 10/22/20

A Parish Celebration of the Beatification of Father Michael J. McGivney

Pilgrims are invited to join the triduum of events to be held at the tomb of Fr. Michael McGivney at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut, on the occasion of Fr. McGivney’s beatification. Those intending to attend in-person should note these health and safety measures will be in effect. Pilgrims must register here to attend in-person. Visit the homepage for the McGivney Festival here. Announcements and updates will be shared on the McGivney Festival Facebook page.

Friday, October 30, 2020

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm ~ Priests’ Prayer Vigil (Join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

9:00 pm – 12 am ~ All Night Adoration & Prayer Vigil with preaching & devotions (Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Midnight – 7:30 am ~ Adoration with preaching and devotions (Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

8:00 am ~ Holy Mass
(Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

9:00 am – 11:00 am ~ Private Visits to the Church and the Tomb of Fr. McGivney (Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

11:00 am – 1:00 pm ~  Broadcast of Mass of Beatification from Hartford Cathedral (Join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

12 pm – 1:00 pmPrivate Visits to the Church and the Tomb of Fr. McGivney (Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

1:00 pm ~ Holy Mass
(Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

3:00 pm ~ Divine Mercy Chaplet
(Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

4:15 pm ~ Fr. McGivney: An American Priest for our Times
Panel Discussion with Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP, Kathryn Jean Lopez, and Brian Caulfield. Moderated by Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP. (Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

5:30 pm ~ First Vespers of the Solemnity of All Saints
With Preaching by Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP (Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

6:30 pm ~ Outdoor Candlelight Procession
(Register and attend in-person)

7:30 pm ~ Family Rosary with testimony on McGivney Beatification Miracle Featuring the witness of the Schachle Family (Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

Young Adult Prayer Vigil of All Saints

9:00 – 11:30 pm ~ Adoration, Praise & Worship, Confessions
Prayer vigil to include reading from the life of Fr. McGivney and reflections by Sr. Gaudia Skass, OLM and Fr. Roger Landry (Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

11:30 pm ~ All Saints Candlelight Mass (Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

Sunday, November 1, 2020, The Solemnity of All Saints

1:00 am – 7:00 am     Private Prayer Time and Veneration in the Church (Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

7:30 am ~ Holy Mass (Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

8:00 am – 9:00 amPrivate Visits to the Church and the Tomb of Fr. McGivney (Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

9:00 am – 10:00 amPrivate Visits to the Church and the Tomb of Fr. McGivney (Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

10:00 am ~ Holy Mass (Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

12:00 pm ~ Mass of Thanksgiving – Archbishop Lori and Archbishop Blair (Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

2:00 – 5:00 pm ~ Private Pilgrim Visits to Church and Tomb (Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

5:00 pm ~ Holy Mass (Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

6:00 pm ~ Knights of Columbus Degree Exemplification in Church (Register and attend in-person or join via livestream on Aleteia.org)

Those intending to attend in-person should note these health and safety measures will be in effect. Pilgrims must register here to attend in-person.

PILGRIM PARKING

We are directing all pilgrims to park at the large Yale parking complex located at the intersection of Whitney Avenue and Humphrey Street. There is a stop light at that intersection. As you turn into the complex, there are large lots on both your left and your right. Pilgrims are able to park free-of-charge in either of those lots. Between the two there are over 350 available parking spaces. The only spaces that cannot be used are the (very few) that have individual signs reserving those specific spaces for either ZipCars or for specific Yale individuals or departments. In addition, we also have been granted free access to the Pierson-Sage Garage, which is at the north end of the outdoor parking lots. (“Right” as you enter the parking complex.) That garage has an additional 200+ spaces. This parking complex is about a half-mile from the church; for most individuals, it should take approximately 15 minutes to walk to the church.
Pilgrims are free to seek street parking around the church as well. Please know that many of the parking meters on the church’s portion of Hillhouse will be “bagged” and unavailable for parking, and all day on Saturday Hillhouse Avenue will be entirely blocked off to all vehicle traffic by the New Haven Police Department. Yale Lot 41 (the lot at the end of Hillhouse) will also be unavailable throughout the weekend. Remember that the city of New Haven enforces parking meters Monday through Saturday until 9:00 PM.
Pilgrims with limited mobility should arrange to have someone drop them off at the church, after which their driver should proceed to the Yale lots as directed above. Any questions about parking may be referred to mcgivneyfestivalevents@gmail.com.
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