Knights of St Columba: September 2018

A century of service

The Knights in Southport put their own spin on the classic tombola game at this year’s Ainsdale Horticultural Show. Their  ‘Prize Every Time’ stall offered participants a reward for every turn on the tombola – be it a bottle of wine or beer, a gift set, fancy goods, a soft drink or bottle of water, or even a packet of crisps. It meant that the brothers from Council 146 were busy throughout the day of the show, 14 July, and succeeded in raising money towards their charity fund target, as well as promoting the activities of the order. We wish to thank all members who participated on the day along with the parishioners of all the Southport churches who contributed items and who continue to support our efforts to raise funds to help others.

• Council 146’s upcoming events include a bingo evening at St Patrick’s, Southport on Friday 21 September, followed by a spiritual day retreat at St John Stone’s on Saturday 22nd. In October there will be a presentation evening at St John Stone’s on Saturday 13th (extra special this year as we start our year of celebration for the order’s centenary).     

• The Annual Mass at Harkirk Chapel on the Blundell Estate in Little Crosby took place on 29 July attended by members of the Blundell Family, parishioners from St Mary’s, Little Crosby and, from further afield, members of the Knights of St Columba and the Catenians. The Mass was celebrated by Father Dunstan Harrington, parish priest at St Mary’s and our provincial chaplain, and proved an uplifting occasion. The chapel has a significant place in our region’s Catholic history, as a recusant burial ground, and the annual Mass there usually takes place on the Sunday following the Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. For more information, visit:
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