On Sunday 29 January, 2017, (4th of Year A) we welcomed members of the Knights of St Columba to St Benet’s for the 10.30 Mass. Knights from Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft joined us in the hall after Mass and spoke about their work, locally and further afield.
Fr Martin is now looking into the possibility of establishing a branch in St Benet’s, and – particularly for those interested in joining – there are some leaflets and some copies of ‘Columba’ Magazine, available at the back of St Benet’s.
The Knights of St Columba have more than 4,000 members in the UK. Their aims are to:-
- support the mission of the Catholic Church;
- assist with her social teaching;
- promote community welfare; and
- work for ‘the spiritual and material good of its members and their families’.
The Knights are named after the sixth-century Irish missionary St Columba, who founded Iona Abbey and inspired further missions reaching as far as the east coast of England (St Aidan of Lindisfarne; St Fursey at Burgh Castle) and continental Europe (St Columbanus).
Many of the Knights have promoted devotion to Our Lady of Fatima (whose centenary will be celebrated this year) and they will mark their own UK centenary in 2019.
A scanned copy of the brochure of the Knights of St Columba is attached; please click on this link to go directly to it.
Please visit www.ksc.org.uk to learn more!