Knights of St Columba: September bulletin

Wirral Knights continue Cathedral Jubilee celebrations

A Mass in the Columba chapel proved the perfect way for Wirral KSC council members to celebrate the Metropolitan Cathedral's golden jubilee.

It was council chaplain Father Bernard Forshaw who proposed the celebration (pictured) and the Mass at the Cathedral took place on Tuesday 18 July with the support of other local councils. Brothers John Hamilton and Charlie Newport provided the musical accompaniment to a popular selection of hymns, and we thank the cathedral staff for all of their support with the arrangements that led to such a joyful event.

• Also in July, KSC members came together to attend the annual Mass at Harkirk Chapel on the Ince Blundell estate in Little Crosby in honour of those who suffered persecution for their faith in penal times in Crosby and South Lancashire. The open-air Mass took place on Sunday 30 July in a clearing beside the Chapel, and was concelebrated by Monsignor Peter Cookson (celebrating the ruby jubilee of his Ordination) and our provincial chaplain Father Dunstan Harrington. The weather stayed fine and a good congregation appreciated the uplifting experience and historical nature of the occasion.

• The Knights will again be supporting the Embrace Liverpool Youth Conference, which will be held this year at the Cathedral on Saturday 25 November. This is a Catholic youth conference organised by young people for young people to show that the Church is still alive. The programme of events will include praise and worship, drama, workshops, key speakers, youth testimonies, adoration and Reconciliation, and a concluding Mass celebrated by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon. For further details, visit the website

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