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On Saturday 14 August, Liverpool Archdiocese’s Union of Catholic Mothers held our Annual General Meeting which should have taken place in 2020. It was still not possible to hold it in the Gibberd Room of the Metropolitan Cathedral and so our spiritual adviser, Father David Potter, kindly offered the use of his parish, St Albert the Great in Stockbridge Village.


Led by our president, Maureen Finnegan, we opened with our UCM prayer. We remembered those who are ill and those whom we have sadly lost. We then heard reports of the work of the committee. Secretary Cath Lydon reported on how foundations have been coping, and on their plans for re-opening for prayer, friendship, fun and fundraising. Sadly, three of our foundations have had to close, due to Covid, age and illness.  


We heard also about Justice and Peace activities from our deputy president, Maria Bruns, and the plans for future study evenings from Kathy Buck, vice-president. UCM’s unsung heroine, treasurer Sue Bickerstaffe, brought us up to date on our financial position. Fr David then brought the business meeting to a close with some well-chosen words of encouragement.


After business was completed, it was time to bid farewell to those committee members who have finished their respective terms of office. Cath Lydon has been a super secretary for five years and we welcomed Lucy Thornhill from All Saints’ foundation as her successor. In my own case, Maria Pimblett of St Margaret Mary’s foundation is taking over from me as media officer.


Thanks and presentations were offered by Maureen Finnegan and the afternoon then closed with an uplifting Mass celebrated by Fr David. I would like to thank all members for their support and encouragement in sending me news of their activities throughout the years and hope that you will do the same for Maria. I am sure that you will.


Finally, there is a change of venue for the Bi-monthly Mass in September. This will now take place at St Margaret Mary’s, Pilch Lane, Knotty Ash, L14 0JG on Wednesday 15th, starting at 7.30pm.


Thank you all. Goodbye and God Bless.

Madelaine McDonald,

Mums the Word

I would like to thank all members for their support and encouragement