St John The Evangelist R.C. Church

Knights of St. Columba:

Many thanks for coming to check out the work of the Knights of St Columba in our parish.

The Order of the Knights of St Columba was founded a century ago as a fraternal association of Catholic gentlemen, dedicated to the work of the Lay Apostolate and the virtues of Unity, Charity and Fraternity. It exists to support the mission of the Catholic Church following the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church. The Knights of St Columba constantly participate in activities for the betterment of the community at large. In the UK, members of the Order diligently work for the Moral and Social Welfare of this country and in particular to help young people develop in the likeness of Christ.

Our Work with Young People

 As part of Knights of St Columba's commitment to the youth of our country, various activity programmes are organised at a local and national level. More on this to follow soon.

Youth & Young People Competitions

Every year the Knights of St Columba run exciting national competitions for UK’s young people to participate in. Below is the summary of the different competitions that are running in 2021 with deadlines for making an entry. The Knights encourage all young people at St. John’s the Evangelist Parish to actively participate in these competitions and take full advantage of these opportunities.

 

These are the 2021 Youth and Young People competitions:

 

  • Nativity Scene Painting: Primary Grades 4 to 7 years of age – Deadline: 5th February 2021
  • Nativity Scene Painting: Primary Grades 7 to 11 years of age – Deadline: 5th February 2021

  • Easter Scene Painting: Primary Grades 7 to 11 years of age – Deadline: 7th May 2021
  • Easter Scene Painting: Secondary Grades 11 to 14 years of age – Deadline: 7th May 2021
  • Easter Scene Painting: Senior Grades 14 to 18 years of age - Deadline: 7th May 2021

  • Prayer Composition: Primary Grades 7 to 11 years of age – Deadline: 28th May 2021
  • Prayer Composition: Secondary Grades 11 to 14 years of age – Deadline: 28th May 2021
  • Prayer Composition: Senior Grades 14 to 18 years of age - Deadline: 28th May 2021
  • Essay Writing: Secondary Grades 11 to 14 years of age - Deadline: 28th May 2021
  • Essay Writing: Senior Grades 14 to 18 years of age – Deadline: 28th May 2021


To learn more about these competitions, please visit Knights of St Columba competitions page via the link below. Here you will see all the Knights of St Columba Youth and Young People competitions that are happening (and when), and get details of the competitions and how to take part. This page is updated annually with competitions happening at certain times of the year, so please check back regularly.  


Here you will also find which competitions are happening: -

  • KSC Home Page


Upon completion of your entry, please post your entry to the parish or bring a hard copy of your work to the parish, please ensure you include your full names, your school, year group and age.  

Kindly hand your work to Fr Moses or the stewards. Your work will then be put through a selection process before being sent over to the national competition.  

Judging is initially carried out at local, regional and finally at a national level with prizes being awarded to the winning entries at each stage.

Should you have any questions or need further help please email me at the email below, I will endeavour to answer your questions as soon as possible.

awinningcharacter@yahoo.com

Many thanks for your time

Fredrick Juma

Action, Youth & Social officer

Knights of St. Columba, Council 977 Gravesend

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Any gentleman thinking about joining the worthy work of Knights of St. Columba kindly get in touch with us – kingly use the above email for your enquiries.