Knights of St Columba: May 2018

New provincial council elected

There are new faces on the KSC's provincial council – starting with Brother Ray Peaking, the new provincial grand knight – following last month's council quarterly meeting.

The meeting at St Charles Parish Centre on Sunday 18 March witnessed the election of a new council for Liverpool province, together with Bro Ray's appointment to a post previously held by Bro Pat Foley, who stepped down in accordance with the rules after his three-year term of office. We welcome Bro Ray, who has held many prior offices, and thank Bro Pat who performed the role of grand knight with distinction.

The new officers were officially installed in their elected positions during a ceremony at 11.15am Mass at St Mary's, Little Crosby on Sunday 22 April.

• As mentioned in the April edition, we welcomed three new members to the order recently, with Mathew Analogbie, Kevin Jones and Justin Malewesi elevated to full knighthood at a ceremony at St John the Evangelist Parish Church, Kirkdale on Sunday 18 February during the 11.15am Mass. Our photo (right) shows them at the front of the group wearing purple collarettes.

• Saturday 9 June is the feast day of our patron, St Columba, and members of the order, their friends and families will be attending the Annual Mass in his honour at 11am on Sunday 10th at St Columba's Parish Church, Huyton. Another date for the diary in June is the Biennial Memorial Mass for deceased members, which takes place at 3pm on the 16th at the Metropolitan Cathedral. The Knights will also be assisting at the Northern Catholic Conference at Hope University on 22–24 June.