News of the Knights of Saint Columba, Liverpool Province

National Memorial Mass celebrated at Cathedral

• Every two years the Knights of Saint Columba hold a National Memorial Mass for deceased members. This takes place at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Liverpool where the Book of Remembrance – kept in the Columba Chapel – is taken out and carried in procession to the altar and returned to the chapel immediately after Mass, where family members have the opportunity to see the names of their loved ones inscribed therein.

This year's Mass was held on Saturday 18 June, celebrated by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, the national spiritual adviser to the Order. With it being the Year of Mercy, the Mass also provided an opportunity for KSC members and their families to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Door of the Cathedral. A section of the procession before the beginning of Mass can be seen in the image to the right.

• A special event occurred during Mass at Saint John the Evangelist, New Ferry on Saturday 4 June. Bernard McGuigan, a long-serving member from the Wirral, was presented with a certificate to mark the attainment of 60 years' dedicated service to the Order, during the course of which he has held most council offices as well as serving as provincial grand knight. Pat Foley, the current provincial grand knight, presented the certificate to Bernard at a Mass arranged and celebrated by Father Bernard Forshaw.

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