UCM (Union of Catholic Mothers)

St. Aelred’s Union of Catholic Mothers:

  • Promotes Christian family values through marriage and the single life
  • The UCM Motto is:  Meeting, caring, sharing” through friendship, prayer, support

The Union of Catholic Mothers are an international organisation, formed on a National, Diocesan and Parish basis.

St. Aelred’s Foundation dates from 1960 and we play an active part in parish life.   Meetings are fortnightly in term time and have a varied and lively programme covering every interest

The UCM aims to keep abreast of world affairs and developments as well as local and personal concerns.  Subscription is only £13 per year and you can be as much or as little involved as you wish.  Whether you are new to the parish or have been here a while, why not come along and see what UCM do?  There is much fun, friendship and good company awaiting you!  The UCM programme is displayed in St. Aelred’s Church porch, as well as the website.

Contact: Kath Stubbs
Email: kderekstubbs@ael.com
Tel: 01904 414991

Autumn 2015 Programme

(All meetings are at 7:30 p.m. in St Aelreds Community Centre unless otherwise stated.)

  • Tuesday 8th September
    ‘ A taste of Yorkshire’. Please bring a small plate to share of Yorkshire produce, e.g. a Yorkshire cheese and biscuit, a curd tart, Parkin or what you will.

  • Tuesday 22 nd September
    Parish Outing to Diana Bowles’ farm at Stean in Nidderdale. Please sign up on the list at the back of Church. All welcome. The day will include an outdoor Mass, (weather permitting, in barn if wet), a short walk or a pleasant sit down to admire the views and lunch at a local cafe. Bus included, departure from Church car park and return by 4:30 p.m. Exact timings will be in Parish Newsletter. Please note, there will not be a meeting of the U.C.M. that evening.

  • Sunday 27th, September
    U.C.M. Coffee morning after Mass. All contributions of scones/ cakes or offers of help welcome.

  • Tuesday 6th October
    ‘ Meet the Magistrates.’ Paul Ironmonger will give us an introduction to the workings of our local Magistrates Court and tell us about sentencing policy.

  • Tuesday 20th October
    Mass at the Chapel of St. Margaret Clitherow, The Shambles, York.
    Please note Mass will start at 7:00 p.m. Fish and chips at Drakes in Petergate afterwards. This is a great opportunity to attend Mass in the Chapel of the U.C.M.’s patron saint.

  • Tuesday 3rd November
    ‘The Reluctant Undertaker’. David Rymer will give a talk on his role in his family business.

  • Tuesday 17th November
    ‘ Europe’s last divided Capital’. Malcolm Brooke will give an illustrated talk on The Green Line in Cyprus.

  • Tuesday 24th November
    Morning Mass at 9:00 a.m. Our day for the U.C.M. national Daily Mass Scheme, please attend if you can.

  • Saturday 28th November
    Diocesan Study Day at St. Aelred’s Church and Community Centre. Mass at 10, day begins at 11:00 a.m. finish at 2:30 p.m. Please encourage friends, family and parishioners to attend

  • Tuesday 1st December
    An Advent Meditation. Speaker to be announced.

  • Tuesday 15th December
    Christmas Party. Get in the mood for the Festive season.

    All parishioner are most welcome


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