News of the Knights of St Columba, Liverpool province

Centenary year begins with pulpit appeal

The KSC in south Liverpool has already staged its first recruitment drive for new members this year by making a pulpit appeal on 3 and 4 February.

With the kind permission of Father Ed Cain, parish priest of St Ambrose and St Christopher churches in Speke, there were appeals were made at all Masses on that weekend. We were very encouraged by the response and wish to thank Fr Ed not only for letting us make the appeals but also for his kind words about the work of the Order and his friendly welcome. For more information, please visit our websites or contact us by email or by telephone: dpokeane@aol.com or 0151 427 7126 (to speak to Aiden Carney).

• Council 584 from St Benet’s, Netherton ran a Nativity Drawing Competition before Christmas. We congratulate the winning school, Our Lady and St Philomena’s, Fazakerley, whose successful entry appeared subsequently on Christmas posters. Our photo shows children from the school with Bro Wilson Wajero (action & youth officer) and Bro John Church (membership officer) following the presentation of the winner’s certificate.

• As mentioned last month, the Order is entering its centenary year and we will be keeping you informed of the events we are planning to celebrate our achievements over the last 100 years and to look forward with confidence to the future with our continued efforts to assist the work of the Church locally and nationally. Our theme for the year is ‘A Century of Service’ and these words have been added to our logo.

Websites: www.ksc.org.uk / www.kscprov02.weebly.com