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On Saturday 16 November members of the Union of Catholic Mothers in the Hallam Diocese celebrated the Union of Catholic Mothers Centenary with a Mass at the Hallam Pastoral Centre./br
The Mass was also in remembrance of past members and officers who had laid the path for the movement to reach this moment in time.  It was their dedication, often in difficult times, their willingness to provide strong roots and to further the aims and objects of the Union of Catholic Mothers that have carried the organisation through to this day./br
Diocesan Chaplain, Fr Andrew Browne, spoke movingly of the need for courage to hold fast to our beliefs and to carry this beacon forward into the years ahead./br
 Participants with UCM Chaplain, Fr Andrew Browne

Following the Mass and a shared table lunch, members gathered to make their responses to the document ‘Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelisation’.  Some of these questions were difficult to understand in the way that they were formulated but, with their usual tenacity, the members have made a great response which has been excellently edited by Diocesan Secretary, Pam Kershaw, and the response has been sent to Bishop John.

  Participants with UCM Chaplain, Fr Andrew Browne