Knights of St Columba Liverpool Province: November bulletin

Seven new members installed

• It has been an intense period of activity for the Liverpool Province of the Knights of St Columba, culminating in the installation of seven new members on Sunday 8 October. The installation ceremony took place during the 9.30am Mass at St Wilfrid's, Garston. The new members are Dan Allen, Mathew Analogbei, David Chilton, James Feeney, Kevin Jones, David Lloyd and Sean Morgan – and to these men we extend a very warm welcome. We look forward to their active participation in the order's work. We also thank Father Joe Kendall, parish priest at St Wilfrid's, for his assistance as well as Deacon Paul Whitehead, chaplain of Council 9. The group photo shows the new members together with both provincial and council members and Fr Joe and Dcn Paul.

• As reported in October, the Knights were privileged to participate in the reception into our Metropolitan Cathedral of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the subsequent Mass, as well as the veneration of the relics of Ss Jacinta and Francisco, on 6 and 7 October. More than 20 members of the order assisted with the visit, performing duties ranging from carrying the statue into the cathedral following its arrival at the cathedral steps, to helping with the procession that followed the closing ceremony on Saturday 7th. The major stewarding operation provided facilitated the statue's visit and veneration of the relics.

• Council 9 members completed the annual Steve Dooley Memorial Sponsored Walk on Sunday 24 September. This year the charity supported the Nugent Crisis Fund and there has been a significant response, with contributions still being counted. We thank everybody for their donations to this worthy cause; we will let you know the total amount raised in the next edition and in parish newsletters.

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