Welcome back, ladies, from a well-earned summer break. Whether you have been away for a complete change or have enjoyed a restful time at home, I hope you are all filled with enthusiasm for the year ahead. I know that some foundations hold their elections for new officers at this time of year so let us pray that we are blessed with enthusiastic volunteers.
September is a wonderful month for devotion to Our Lady as two of her feast days fall within this month. The 8th is celebrated as Our Lady's Birthday, a day that truly changed the world. The 24th brings us the feast of Our Lady of Walsingham, which is so close to us as members of the Union of Catholic Mothers. Perhaps this could be the theme of one of our meetings this month.
There was not the space last month to tell you what wonderful sports our chaplains are, ever ready to join in the fun. In the evening after the prayerfulness of our pilgrimage day in Walsingham, the Liverpool ladies enjoyed a five-minute pantomime of Cinderella, in which the chaplains took part. Father Mark Moran from St Margaret Mary's was the handsome prince, with Fr Aidan Prescott of St Clare's and Fr Dominic Curran of St Thomas of Canterbury playing the Ugly Sisters – such talent and such a loss to the acting profession!
Finally, please note that our next bi-monthly Mass will be at St Paul's, West Derby on Wednesday 27 September at 7.30pm. They are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of a UCM group in the parish and would love to see as many members there as possible. Please let their committee know if you will be staying for tea and biscuits. See you there.