Thursday, 15 May 2008

The Knights of St Columba

Last Saturday was a busy day. Aside from the usual Saturday rhythm of Masses and confessions, the annual Diocesan Altar Servers' Mass took place at lunchtime and the Pentecost Vigil filled the latter part of the evening. In the midst of it all, the members of the Knights of St Columba attended the 6:30pm vigil Mass. Their fraternal cross is currently travelling, and was at the point of crossing between Cumbria and Lancashire. The handover was marked by a brief ceremony at the end of Mass. It is always a pleasure to welcome the Knights to the Cathedral. They are very generous in offering help for big diocesan occasions; they proved invaluable at Bishop Michael's ordination and offer their help each year at the Chrism Mass. The Cathedral has much to thank them for!