News of the Knights of St Columba - Liverpool province

New provincial council installed

• The installation of the Liverpool Knights' new council members took place during the 11am Mass at St Gregory the Great, Lydiate on Sunday 10 April. According to the rules of the order, although members can hold office for a period of three years they must be re-elected annually during this period and installed into their positions publicly each time.

Our picture shows the provincial grand knight, Pat Foley, with fellow officers and members as well as Father Tom Wood, our provincial chaplain and the parish priest of Our Lady's and St Gregory's, to whom we are grateful for arranging the Mass and providing refreshments afterwards.

During the Mass, members of the local KSC council – 64 Ormskirk – took the opportunity to distribute recruitment leaflets, and further information on the work of the order can be obtained through the contact details below.

• The National Biennial Mass for the Knights of St Columba is being held at the Metropolitan Cathedral on Saturday 18 June at 3pm. This Mass is scheduled every two years for members and their wives and families to remember the deceased who gave service to the order and the Church. The celebrant will be Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP, ecclesiastical adviser to the KSC.

• This month also features the feast of our patron St Columba, and we are grateful as always to accept the kind invitation of Father Chris McCoy, parish priest of St Columba’s, Huyton, to mark the occasion at his church on Sunday 12 June at 11am.

• Members of the order have again been invited to act as stewards at the Northern Catholic Conference at Liverpool Hope University from 17–19 June.

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