Spiritual Benefits of the Guild


Weekly Guild Mass

Each week a special Mass is celebrated for the intentions of members of the Father McGivney Guild by Father Gabriel B. O'Donnell, vice postulator.

All Souls Novena of Masses

For each day between Oct. 24-Nov. 2 (All Souls Day), a Mass is celebrated by the vice postulator, Father Gabriel B. O’Donnell.  The Masses are offered for the deceased relatives and friends of Guild members, and petitions sent by the Guild members on behalf of deceased loved ones are placed on the altar.

Novena for World Peace

During the nine days preceding the feast of the Sacred Heart, which falls 19 days after Pentecost, the Guild celebrates daily Mass at various basilicas in Rome for the cause of world peace. Intentions sent by Guild members are placed on the altar for each Mass.

Christmas and Easter Triduum Masses

Petitions sent by Guild members are placed on the altar for Masses celebrated in Rome at Easter and Christmas. Each Triduum, or series of three Masses, draws hundreds of petitions from members of the Father McGivney Guild.

Write to the Guild to have your special intentions placed on the altar and remembered at the monthly Masses, special novena, or Triduum Masses celebrated by the Guild. There is no better way to commend a sick or deceased loved one to God’s merciful care. Special worries or concerns will also be included in our prayers.