Join us in our St. Columban’s Day celebration

by Emma Darling

The Columbans in Britain are holding a special celebratory Mass on Sunday 22nd of November to acknowledge St. Columban's day and are welcoming friends, family, supporters and benefactors to join us.

The region of Britain are holding a celebratory Mass on Sunday 22nd November at 10am. Besides celebrating the patron of the society, St. Columban who was Ireland’s pioneering 6th century missionary, we will also be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Columban Lay Missionaries as well as Anthony Collier, uncle to Columban Ray Collier who resides here in the Solihull house and works to build networks of solidarity and interculturality among the community of communities in Birmingham. Anthony Collier who was in charge of the second Columban parish in Chunchon city, South Korea was killed by North Korean soldiers on 27 June 1950 when he was just 37 years old.

Fr. Denis Carter will celebrate Mass, Fr. Ray Collier will read the Gospel and Interreligious Dialogue Co-ordinator Mauricio Silva and his wife Nathalie Marytsch Rojas who is a Columban Lay Missionary will give a reflection on Columban lay mission and its efforts over the last 30 years.

We’d be delighted if you could join us for this very special celebration. Mass will be held in the Solihull Chapel and live streamed on Zoom, details of which can be found below. To access the Mass, participants will need a laptop, phone or tablet and a robust connection to the internet. Those unfamiliar with using Zoom and who wish to talk through the process of connecting can do so by first emailing or calling the Mission Office on 01564 772096.

We look forward to seeing you on 22nd!

Zoom link:

(Meeting ID: 429 570 8083)