Spiritual action will be a priority for the Knights of St Columba in 2015.
On 28 December last year, the feast of the Holy Family, Supreme Knight Brother Charlie McCluskey announced the start of a campaign to create ‘A bouquet of spiritual action’, which will continue until the feast of Saint John Paul II on 22 October. A record of prayers, devotional acts and good deeds completed over the 10-month period will be recorded in electronic format on the KSC website and will be collated in a bound book, with the intention of presenting it to the country’s Church hierarchy.
The focus will be to gather as families, community groups or as individuals in prayer, worship, meditation and the holy rosary, with a different intention to be chosen each month. For a full list of the intentions and how to contribute prayers or spiritual activities, go to our website www.ksc.org.uk. The Order hopes this initiative will send out a powerful message – and that our country will once again begin to put God back at the heart of our society.
• The Knights are also engaged in a two-year campaign to raise funds for the Mary’s Meals charity (www.marysmeals.org.uk). At the end of the first year up to last October, over £45,000 had been donated – the product of many fundraising initiatives both locally and nationally
in support of a cause whose main aim is to provide one good meal a day to children in schools in poorer countries. Three Wirral KSC councils played their part with a recent Pig Race Night which helped them raise £1,130 for the charity.
• With regret we report the death of Stan Hammond, a longstanding and dedicated member of Council 493 Anfield. His funeral Mass took place at St Matthew’s, Clubmoor on 8 December and we extend our deepest sympathy to his widow Maureen and to all his family. May he rest in peace.
• The Provincial Annual Dinner will be taking place at the Adelphi Hotel on Friday 13 February (7.30 for 8pm) at which Archbishop Malcolm McMahon will be the honoured guest.