News of the Knights of St Columba, Liverpool province

Fatima centenary celebrations ... and new members welcomed

The Knights of St Columba will be commemorating over the course of 2017 the appearance of Our Lady to three young children in the town of Fatima, Portugal, 100 years ago.

To celebrate the centenary of Our Lady of Fatima, KSC members will be visiting, on pilgrimage, many churches and shrines across Britain. Moreover, there will be visitations of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima to each diocese in England and Wales during the coming year, starting at Westminster Cathedral on 18 and 19 February. To mark the occasion, Cardinal Vincent Nichols will crown Our Lady's statue during a 2pm service on Saturday 18th.

• As mentioned in last month's issue of the Pic, we welcomed seven new member to full knighthood during the 11am Mass at St Gregory's, Lydiate on 13 November. The seven are John Darby, Brian Steele, John McCarthy, John Hastings, James Riley, Thomas Lonan and Ted Rawlingson, and they are seen here photographed with provincial grand knight Pat Foley and provincial action and youth officer Michael Nolan. Our second photo shows them with the provincial chaplain, Father Thomas Wood, parish priest of St Gregory's, who arranged the Mass which was also the annual memorial Mass for deceased members.

Websites: and