Pastoral Notes 16th March 2014

UNION OF CATHOLIC MOTHERS (1913-2013)
One of the societies well-established in our parish (the UCM) deserves a special mention as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. In our parish it can look back to 1955 when the UCM had a Foundation in Kettering, lasting until 1978. (Founder members are still among us). It was reformed in 2001 with eight members and now has a healthy 30 members, meeting monthly, with interesting talks and outings, and that mutual friendship and support which is so important. The original aims – to uphold the sanctity, responsibility and permanence of marriage and family life, encouraging a catholic education for their children, praying for vocations to the priesthood and religious life and extending a helping hand to those in difficulty – remain a worthy series of aims to this day. It is open to ALL women, married or single, with St Margaret Clitherow – a mother who gave her life for her faith in York 1585, for giving hospitality to the Mass and priests – a fine patron. Why not join the monthly meetings?