Pope Benedict renewed an appeal to the laity to assist in the mission of the Church by becoming more involved in the work of the parishes and our communities. Membership of the Knights of St Columba has always provided an opportunity to respond to such an appeal.
WHO ARE THE KNIGHTS?
The Knights of St Columba are an Order of Catholic Laymen dedicated to the Service of the Church and fellow man. The Organisation, which is non-political and essentially democratic, exists to support the mission of the Catholic Church and at the same time to work for the spiritual and material good of its members and their families.In accordance with the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church, members will diligently work for the Moral and Social Welfare of our Country and in particular to help young people develop in the likeness of Christ.Members of the Order will strive to achieve these aims through the fundamental virtues of CHARITY, UNITY and FRATERITY.
The K.S.C. is not a secret society. The Order is completely open and potential members may attend meetings.The Order is organised and operational at International, National, Provincial and Local Council Levels.
WHAT DO THE KNIGHTS DO?
The KSC is a Family Organisation, dedicated to The Holy Family. It is firmly committed to the protection of human life, from conception to natural death, and to the preservation and defence of the family.From the Order’s earliest days it has focused on the family unit; by supporting family life through the provision of fraternal benefits, communicating with our young people and social participation. Promotion of family values is an integral part of the Knight’s activities, as can be seen by the many action programmes.Not only do Knights work hard in achieving the Order’s fundamental goals but the majority of Councils have a varied programme of social activities in which families and friends are involved.
For further information visit the site here: www.ksc.org.uk