The Union of Catholic Mothers (known as UCM)
Better known to us as UCM
Our Parish UCM Foundation had its origin in the ‘The Guild of St Anne’ which met weekly in the parish under the guidance of the Sisters of Mercy who moved into the parish in 1895. The UCM was formed in 1913 and the then mother’s group was enrolled in the organization. Cardinal Bourne considered that the UCM had something to contribute to mothers - the insistence on the sacramental character and permanence of marriage, a Catholic education for their children and their training as public spirited citizens; and their active share of good works in the world, combined with a deep spiritual culture.
The Union of Catholic Mothers is an Organisation that Believes in:
• Marriage and Family
• The Power of Prayer
• Justice and Peace
• Helping the marginalised and those in difficulty
• Upholding Christian Values
• Friendship and fun, and lots more ...
Catholic women join The UCM for a variety of reasons as meetings provide fellowship and friendship and are a blend of social and spiritual activities. The UCM meeting, literature and contacts provide ongoing fresh interests. There are opportunities for varied and valuable Catholic action. Through unity with other members, greater influence can be exerted on public affairs that affect marriage and family life. United in prayer, members never face life's difficulties alone but are strengthened by the support of fellow members.
'The family which lives love even though imperfectly, and opens itself generously to the rest of society, is the primary agent of a future of peace. A civilisation of peace is not possible if love is lacking'. Pope John Paul II
If you are interested in joining the Union of Catholic Mothers, contact the President of the Foundation by calling the Parish Office on 020 8969 2660. You may also join us on a Monday evening as advertised in the parish newsletter at 7.30 p.m.