Some birthday celebrations as well as tea parties were held throughout the Clogher Diocese recently to give thanks to God for his goodness and to pray for the work of Mothers’ Union locally and worldwide.
Gladys Armstrong from Trory and Killadeas Branch, has continued faithfully knitting and is pictured with the teddies and blankets as she celebrated her 90th birthday. Congratulations and well done Gladys.
Mothers’ Union members regularly demonstrate their faith in many ways – through daily midday prayers for members around the world using their prayer guide, Families Worldwide, as well as through a prayer chain linking members from branch to branch around the diocese.
Also using their practical talents by knitting and sewing items for hospitals and the community e.g. trauma teddies for children, baby bonnets, cardigans and cot quilts for new born and neonatal, fiddle blankets for dementia patients and knee blankets for the elderly.
When the coronavirus crisis came some members have diverted their talents and efforts to make scrubs, face masks and scrub bags for NHS and community workers and staff in nursing homes. The Trustee Board members have regularly compiled information and resources to send to members via their branch leaders.
These resources include reflections, prayers, poems, recipes, puzzles as well as health and wellbeing materials. There are many more resources listed on the MU websitehttp://www.clogher.mothersunion.ie and on the Facebook page. All information is aimed at helping members through the present crisis when regular monthly meetings, outings and social events have been cancelled.
Courtesy The Impartial Reporter
Report by Jessica Campbell
19 July 2020