Knights of Saint Columba: January 2019

Two new members installed

The KSC in Liverpool ended 2018 by welcoming two new members to the Order. The admission ceremony took place during Mass at Holy Name Church, Fazakerley on 18 November, with Alex Adonsou and Peter Boyle installed as members. We thank Father Kevin McLoughlin, parish priest, for his participation in the ceremony and for the warm welcome we received. Our photo shows the two new members on either side of Fr Kevin, together with the brothers and provincial officers present at the installation.

• The officers and members of Council 493, based at St Paul’s, West Derby, wish to thank wholeheartedly those parishioners who responded so generously in donating more than 120 bags of food and toiletries to the collection of items for the local food bank, together with cash that will be used to replenish stocks as required. This is just one example of members of the KSC, their families and friends supporting their local food bank in providing the essentials for less fortunate individuals and families in the local community. Other KSC councils nationwide have taken part for the past two years in a ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’ campaign whereby parishioners daily bring food items to their church or community hall, which are then taken to local food banks for sorting and distribution.

• KSC Council 9 donated a cheque for £5,751 to the Whitechapel Centre for the Homeless on 14 December to complete another impressive fundraising effort via their annual sponsored walk. The Knights made the donation – to be boosted by approximately £550 from Gift Aid – at their Christmas party at Liverpool Cricket Club in Aigburth. Once again we would like to thank all the parishes that allowed us to distribute sponsorship envelopes and, of course, all the parishioners who donated so generously to this very deserving charity.

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