Knights of St Columba: August 2018

Cathedral stages national memorial Mass

The KSC’s National Memorial Mass for deceased members took place on 16 June at the Metropolitan Cathedral, with brothers, their families and friends from all parts of the country gathering together to remember dearly departed loved ones.

The Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, who is the Order’s national spiritual adviser, and was attended by members of the supreme council who played a prominent part in the pre-Mass procession. One noteworthy, and particularly solemn, feature of this Mass is when the Books of Remembrance are taken from their permanent display cabinet in the Columba Chapel and placed on the altar.

The Mass was preceded by a procession to the altar led by the supreme director for spirituality and welfare, Brother Michael Malone. We wish to thank the Cathedral’s dean, Canon Anthony O’Brien, and his staff for all their assistance in the planning of the Mass and for allowing us the use of the Gibberd Room to provide refreshments afterwards. Our appreciation and thanks go also to Brother John Hamilton who together with Charlie Newport and Kevin Jones arranged the catering for the large number in attendance.

• The Northern Catholic Conference was held this year at Liverpool Hope University from 22–24 June and KSC members were privileged to be able to help once again with stewarding the event and assisting visitors across the various locations on the conference site. We also had our own publicity stand which generated a great deal of interest in the work of the Order.

• Wirral KSC Council 51 held a pulpit appeal for new members at Masses at St Joseph’s, Upton on Sunday 1 July. Further information can be obtained from our websites or by emailing the address given below.

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