The Knights of St Columba have launched a new, updated website which explains the order’s mission and principles and provides details of how to apply for membership.
The website, launched in mid-April, offers the following message of introduction to visitors:
‘On behalf of the Board of Directors we warmly welcome you to our national website. The Knights of St Columba is an organised body of lay Catholic men, one of the largest of its kind in Great Britain, whose purpose is to support the Holy See and the mission of the Holy Catholic Church.
‘Knights perform a variety of good works to support the clergy, Pro-Life and to help those in our community and overseas who are less fortunate than ourselves. Through our vocation we believe we can bring happiness to others and find happiness ourselves. We are truly grateful to you for your visit to this site and hope you enjoy reading more about our mission, history, activities and the benefits of being a member. Whether you are a first-time visitor, thinking of joining the Knights, recently joined or just wish to learn more, we hope there is something that interests you or inspires you.’
Of the order’s principles, it adds: ‘It is by standing together in FAITH, with our FAMILY by our side, that our FRATERNITY will make a difference to ourselves and to others. We invite all Catholic men across Great Britain to join us in our mission to “Serve God by Serving Others”.’
• The Biennial National Memorial Mass for deceased members, which was postponed from last year due to Covid-19, is being held at the Metropolitan Cathedral on Saturday 12 June. Owing to ongoing restrictions on attendance, entrance is limited and possible only by prior booking through the order’s head office.