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June 15 2020 - The Order launches it's Faith - Family - Fraternity Initiative   -----   May 2020 - The Order is rededicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Rosary is held every Monday during May   -----    13th May 2020 - "Light a candle for the deceased" - The Director for Spirituality& Welfare asks everyone to join us in lighting a candle for all of our deceased. (see "What We Do/Action News" for more details)   -----   23rd April 2020 - SPUC and Catholic Concern release articles and letters about "Abortion at Home" (click on SPUC at the bottom of the page for more details    -----   19th March 2020 - KSC Launches Corona Virus News page. Click on COVID 19 link above



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23rd October 2020 - The Order joins forces with SPUC to launch the "Lend a Helping Hand During Lockdown" initiative.

On October 23rd the Supreme Knight, having worked closely with SPUC have launched the Lend a Helping Hand Initiative.

The initiative is to help those who feel alone during this unprecented time to hae someone to talk to.

click on the image to see the full poster

The announcement was made in a letter from the Supreme Knight to all of it's Members. We are asking all Catholics in Britain to print off a copy of the Poster and letter (below) and ask for their Parish Priest to display them in their Churches so that word can spread, and so that people dont feel so lonely.


Will you help us?


click on the letter to see the full letter.

6th April 2020 - The Supreme Knight issues further advice

An Update from Supreme Knight

Over the last weeks I have seen so many of Brothers in their communication attempts;
This is Fraternity for which I am delighted to see and to compliment you all.

My own Council have had a “WhatsApp” for the last 3 years, this came about by a younger Brother saying that we all need to keep in contact with each other, remind us of meetings, events it includes the Council’s
Chaplain, who also communicates with us on Mass times etc.

This does not stop you from picking up the
phone to Brothers who you know live alone, this has always been the way that welfare Officer should have been doing. Now is the time to reach out to those Brothers, indeed Brothers who live outside your area whom
you may not have seen in sometime.
Talk to them!

This is Holy Week
While it is not possible to visit your local Church there are lots of Church’s on-line. Mass times are listed across the Orders website. You can “attend” daily Mass from most Churches across the country. This is our
Faith we are living reminders of our Church nd when they do reopen we will throng them in our great numbers, to again show our commitment to our religious beliefs. We must remember the time when Jesus was left alone in the desert the trials he went through before coming into Jerusalem. This week is the Lord’s Passion; let us each and everyone concentrate on this time until His Glorious
Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

 

KSC Mourns the passing of a special Member of Honour

Following the death of our beloved Archishop Emeritus Peter Smith RIP, who was a Member of Honour of the Order the following was sent to all Brothers in the Order:

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of His Grace Peter Smith, Archbishop Memritus of Southwark Cathedral, who passed to his eternal rest on Friday 6th of March. His Grace passed after a short illness and was surrounded by his family.

We send our deepest condolnces at this time to all the Family and Friends of His Grace. Archbishop Emeritus Peter was a great friend to the Knigts of St Columba and was a great supporter. We will miss him dearly.

Bertie
Supreme Knight

 

5th and 6th October 2019 - KSC's 97th Supreme Council and Centenary Banquet were held in Glasgow.

 

On Saturday 5th October 2019 the Order held it's 97th Supreme Council Meeting. Our Supreme Council is like an AGM, but with a slight difference.

We still do all the same as other AGMs do but we restrict who can come along to Brothers of the Order and selected guests.

This year saw a larger turnout, especially from visiting Clergy, and Brothers all there to help us celebrate our 100th Year as a Lay Organisation of the Catholic Church in Great Britain.

The weekend culminated in our Centenary Banquet. This was held at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel and had 450 guests come along to it.

Guests to the banquet were treated to a 3 course dinner, drinks and entertainment as well as some awards being presented.

Everyone who came along said how much they loved the events and were glad they came along.

Supreme Knight Brother Bertie Grogan, Deputy Supreme Knight Brother Harry Welsh and our Ecclesiastical Advisor His Grace Malcolm McMahon Archbishop of Liverpool visit with the Holy Father in Rome

 

On 2nd October 2019 our Supreme Knight Brother Bertie Grogan, along with our Deputy Supreme Knight Brother Harry Welsh and our Ecclesiastical Advisor His Grace Malcolm McMahon, Archbishop of Liverpool, took a journey to the Vatican City in Rome.

Whilst there they were introduced by His Grace Archbishop Malcolm to the Holy Father and presented Him with a picture of St Columba that had been commissioned for this visit.

The Holy Father spoke with our delegates and congratulated the Order on achieving a great milestone for the Church.

Above are some of the images of the day.


KSC thanks frontline workers for their dedication during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

In the May 2020 issue of Flourish Magazine teh Knights of St Columba issued a special "Thank You!" to all NHS and frontline workers that have put their dedication to their work and those that they help at risk of the COVID-19 Cornoa Virus. [Page 13]

Also in this issue an article appeared showing Members of the Order pictured with Archbishop Philip Trataglia and alonside the article about Brother James Ward and his outstanding work. [Page 4]

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