Knights of Saint Columba: February 2021

By David Keane

The Knights have raised money for Woodlands Hospice but are mourning the death of national ecclesiastical adviser, the Most Reverend Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow
 
• The brothers of council 584 Aintree have supported numerous charitable causes over the years, most notably in raising funds to send assisted pilgrims on the annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Council 584 also has a long association with Aintree University Hospital, where numerous members of our Liverpool province have served as Eucharistic Ministers and volunteer visitors, bringing comfort and compassion to patients and others in need. Shortly before Christmas, Brothers Justin Malewezi and Mike Riley presented a cheque for £1,000 to Woodlands Hospice on the Aintree Hospital Campus in order to assist in the daily running of such a worthy charity. Woodlands and other hospices in our province provide such wonderful palliative and general care to many patients, and they are so very deserving of our support

• It is with great sadness and profound regret that we report the sudden death of our recently appointed national ecclesiastical adviser, the Most Reverend Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow. He had just taken up his new position in succession to our own Archbishop of Liverpool, Most Rev Malcom McMahon, as we reported in the October edition of the Pic. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the faithful whom he served most diligently in his native Scotland over many years. May he rest in peace.

• We also report three recent deaths associated with council 9. Brother Henry Rainford, who was a KSC member for many years, sadly died on 9 December. His funeral Mass was held at St Francis of Assisi, Garston, on 22 December followed by committal at Springwood Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to his widow Teresita and family. Freda Marnick, beloved wife of Brother John Marnick, died on 16 December and her funeral Mass was held at St Ambrose, Speke, on 5 January. Marjorie Kelleher, beloved wife of late Brother Jack Kelleher, died on 1 December and her funeral Mass was held at Sacred Heart, Moreton, on 16 December. We extend our deepest sympathy to John and family and to the family of late brother Jack. May they all rest in peace.

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