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KSC Headlines --->
2nd October 2019 - The Supreme Knight, Deputy Supreme Knight and Ecclesiastical Advisor visit Rome. Go to "Latest News" to find out more. ----- 5th October 2019 - The KSC announces it's new National Action Project. Go to "What We Do / Action" to find out more. ----- 5th October 2019 - The KSC celebrates it's 100th year as an Order. Go to "Latest News" to find out more. ----- 28th December 2019 - The KSC joins the International Alliance of Catholic Knights "Rosary Around the World for the Unborn" Campaign. Go to "Events" to find out more. -----
LATEST NEWS
6th April 2020 - The Supreme Knight issues further advice
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:
5th and 6th October 2019 - KSC's 97th Supreme Council and Centenary Banquet were held in Glasgow.
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 and 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. 

Read the rest of this update <<HERE>>

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
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.
Worthy Immediate Past Supreme Knight elected as President of the International Alliance of Catholic Knights
KSC Celebrates it's Centenary Celebrations with a Pilgrimage to Iona - Resting place of our Patron Saint Columba
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 Wednesday 9th October 2019 at the International Alliance of Catholic Knights Biennial Conference Brother Charlie McCluskey, the Immediate Past Supreme Knight of the Knights of St Columba was elected as President of I.A.C.K. 
 
Brother Charlie will serve as President for 2 years from October 2019 to October 2021. It was fitting that this should happen as Brother Charlie is a native of Glasgow and the I.A.C.K. Conference was this year held also in Glasgow. 
 
Brother Charlie gave the following as part of his address after being elected: 
"I am absolutely delighted to give my first address as International President here in my native city in a venue I have a small soft spot for.  
 
I am truly Honoured that my brothers both at home and overseas deemed to give me the privilege of leading the Alliance especially during the Centenary year of my own Order the KSC  
 
Can I from the heart say  
I am very humbled by your support and I promise to do my best to serve you in these coming two years." 
 
We wish Brother Charlie every success in his time as President and very much look forward to working with him in the future. 
 
IACK is made up of all the Knights Orders throughout the World. You can learn more about them <<HERE>>.
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.