Knights of Saint Columba: May 2019

By David Keane

The Liverpool Knights welcomed a new provincial council during the past month, following elections in March. In accordance with the rules of the Order, a new council is elected each year with the officers installed soon afterwards and this year’s elections took place at the provincial council meeting at St John’s, Kirkdale on Sunday 10 March. The installation ceremony followed at St Mary’s, Little Crosby during the 11.15 Mass on Sunday 7 April.
The ceremony was arranged by our provincial chaplain, Father Dunstan Harrington, parish priest at St Mary’s, Little Crosby and St William of York, Thornton, and performed by Brother Harry Welsh, the deputy supreme knight. We thank Fr Dunstan for his help and for his kind words in appreciation of the work undertaken by the Order.
• Congratulations to two members of Isle of Man council who have been awarded Silver Jubilee Long Service Membership medals and certificates. These were presented to Brothers Peter Mundy and Alistair Haywood by council grand knight Ivan Park during a recent council meeting.
• St Joseph’s, Upton was the venue for a full knighthood ceremony during Mass on Sunday 31 March when Brothers Chaldrine Ekobe, Christopher Hunt, Terry McGough and Terry Noonan were installed as full members of the Order. We congratulate them on their attainment of higher office and wish them well with their active participation in the work of the organisation.
• It is with great sadness that we report the death on 12 March of esteemed Brother Harry Sheridan. His Requiem Mass took place at St Thomas More Church, Aigburth Road on 27 March. We convey our sincere sympathy to Harry’s family. May he rest in peace.
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