Clogher Diocesan Mothers’ Union held a Breakfast at St John’s Parish Church Hall last Saturday. The guest speaker was All Ireland President, June Butler. Iris Suitor, Vice President was also there.
.A Commissioning Service for the Mothers’ Union Trustee Body was held today in St Ronan’s Parish Church, Colebrooke.
The service was conducted by the Rector, The Revd. John McClenaghan, who preached the sermon. The new members of the TB were commissioned by Diocesan Chaplain, The Revd Charles Eames.
We were delighted to have All Ireland MU President, June Butler, who read the Epistle. Diocesan President Irene Boyd, read the Gospel.
Joy Coalter, Diocesan Lay Reader, did the… prayers and intercessions.
Janice Clinghan was the organist.
A delicious afternoon Tea was served in the Church Hall after the service and was much appreciated by all, especially those who had travelled a distance.
A Prayer Vigil was held in Garvary Parish Church tonight. Canon Betty Thompson welcomed everyone. The Chaplain Rev Charles Eames introduced the Hymns. The Opening Prayers were read by Diocesan President, Irene Boyd.
The Bible Readings were read by Ann Rowley, Ivy Edwards, Fred Beacom and Freda Burleigh. Valerie McMorris introduced and welcomed the speaker, Mervyn Smyth from the Group ‘Ardstraw Against Trafficking.’ Mervyn did a very interesting Presentation, highlighting, …what is happening in our own area. He urged all present to contact Crime Stoppers if they had any concerns about what was happening around them.
The prayers of intercession were read by Barbara Mason, Kathleen Kettyles and Sadie Curran. Dr Margaret Knox thanked Mervyn and presented him with a gift.
Rachel Gataora from Women’s Aid thanked the Members present for all their generosity in donating so many gifts tonight to Women’s Aid.
'Words of wisdom'
Armagh City Hotel was the venue for the Mothers’ Union Women’s Weekend 2019. The theme for the weekend was ‘Words of Wisdom’ and the speakers were the inspirational Bishop Ken Clarke and his wife Helen.
Friday night started with a Reception with the Lord Mayor Mella Campbell in Palace Stable. The Lord Mayor spoke eloquently about the history of Palace Stable and the ladies were delighted to be able to visit the Chapel. After dinner everyone participated in Ceilidh Dancing.
The 180 ladies attending on Saturday had the pleasure of listening to Bishop Ken Clarke speaking on the Book of Proverbs and his wife Helen spoke movingly on ‘Love for Life’.
The ladies participated in a Scavenger Hunt, Keep Fit and listened intently on how to De-stress our busy lives. The weekend was a great success enabling everyone to have fun and friendship.
MULOA (Mothers' Union Listening, Observing and Acting)
The Clogher Diocesan Mothers’ Union held meetings to explore the MU theme for 2019 – Listen, Observe and Act in step with God.
The meetings took place on the following dates in the following venues:
- Tuesday 5 February 2019 in St Patrick’s Church Hall, Monaghan
- Wednesday 20 February 2019 in Colebrooke Church of Ireland Hall
- Thursday 28 February 2019 in St Macartin’s Cathedral Hall, Enniskillen
Women's Weekend 2018 'Stepping Out in Faith'
‘Stepping Out in Faith’ Women’s Weekend in the Cavan Crystal Hotel’, 12th & 13th October 2018.
Speakers were Archdeacon Andrew Forster and Mrs Heather Foster.
Clogher ladies had a very enjoyable time.
Coffee Morning 11th August 2018
On Saturday 11th August, the Trustee Board of Clogher Dioceses Mothers’ Union, organised a Vintage Coffee Morning in Enniskillen Cathedral Hall. The founder of Mothers’ Union was Mary Sumner and the date of the coffee morning marked the date of Mary’s death in 1921. members of the Trustee Board dressed in the style of Mary Sumner’s era and tea and coffee was served in vintage china.
As part of the 13 Decades of Love and Service a commemorative tree was planted in the Church grounds of Clontibret Parish Church in recognition of the first parish to have a Mothers’ Union branch in the Clogher Diocese.
Prayer Vigil 2017
The prayer vigil took place in Lisbellaw Parish Church.
MU Training Day
This training has been organised to provide up-to-date and relevant training particularly targeting those who have recently been appointed to the offices for the next 3 years and to encourage and provide support for those continuing in office for another 3 years. The training for the treasurers will comply with the charity legislation. It also will provide a forum for discussion, among office holders in the Branches, where sharing of ideas, encouragement in the work and challenges for the future can be addressed.