Mum's the word: latest from the Union of Catholic Mothers

By Madelaine McDonald

During the UCM's bi-monthly Mass at Holy Rosary on Wednesday 4 May, Maria Bruns was commissioned as the new Archdiocesan president by Father David Potter, our spiritual adviser. Maria has been a member of the St Paul’s, West Derby branch for 28 years, serving as president and secretary, and also served on the Archdiocesan committee as a vice-president and study officer. We also have a new Archdiocesan secretary – Cath Lydon from St Richard's, Skelmersdale – who has been a UCM member for three years. We thank them for volunteering and wish them well in their new roles. At the same Mass, four new members were enrolled.

• Fidelia Chime and the UCM members at St Clare’s, Liverpool wish to thank everyone for their prayers and support during the worrying experience of the kidnapping of her husband Edwin in Nigeria, where they had gone to visit family. Thankfully he was released unharmed, so the members of St Clare’s held a thanksgiving service in church, conducted by Father David.

• A study day is to he held at St George's parish centre in Maghull on Monday 20 June. The speaker will be Tony Banks from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Maria Bruns has asked that as many members as possible attend to support this Archdiocesan event.

• I hope to see you all at the annual Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral on Wednesday 8 June from 7.30pm with all banners flying.