The Mothers’ Union in the Anglican communion is comprised of women devoted to the upkeep of Christian family life. Its purpose is to demonstrate the Christian faith in action by the transformation of communities worldwide through the nurture of the family in its many forms.
Mothers' Union's objectives are:
- To uphold Christ's teaching on the nature of marriage and promote its wider understanding.
- To encourage parents to bring up their children in the faith and life of the Church.
- To maintain a worldwide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service.
- To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children.
- To help those whose family life has met with adversity.
The Mothers’ Union is a long-standing group within the church widely known for its philantrophic efforts devoted to family life. Worldwide, the International Mothers Union will celebrate 98 years on 11 June 2019. A special celebratory service will be held on 16 June 2019 at St. Paul’s San Fernando.
The Good Shepherd Branch of the Mothers’ Union was established in 1940 and will be celebrating 79 years of existence in xxxx this year. The Mothers’ Union celebrate mass every 1st Sunday of the month and regularly meets every 4th Wednesday of every month at 5:00 p.m.
Every 1st Sunday, the following Mother’s Union prayer is recited at Intercession:
Loving Lord, We thank you for your love so freely given to us all. We pray for families around the world. Bless the work of the Mothers’ Union as we seek to share your love through the encouragement, strengthening and support of marriage and family life. Empowered by your Spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship, and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
This group has key signature events each year in this church such as the Senior Citizens Luncheon, Mother’s Day celebrations and Lady Day services. Good Shepherd Mothers’ Union also assists with the upkeep of the Mothers’ Union Children’s Home located in San Fernando.
The Good Shepherd Mothers’ Union group currently has 12 active members and is hopeful that newer and younger members will join the fold.
To join contact Ann Marie Kelly, Branch Leader at 799-2908.