On Saturday, 11 November, the Mothers’ Union in Cork, Cloyne and Ross held the meeting of their Diocesan Council in Northridge House. As part of the day they planted a tree in the grounds of St Luke’s Home to commemorate and to celebrate thirteen decades of love and service: 130 years of Mothers’ Union in Ireland!
Members were delighted that Phyllis Grothier, All Ireland President, was present to speak at the meeting and to plant the tree. Everyone was grateful for the assistance of the Rev Bruce Pierce and the presence of Joan Hanna, a director of St Luke’s Home and a member of the Mothers’ Union.
The Mothers’ Union in each of the 12 dioceses in Ireland has planted a tree – with the 13th tree for the 13 decades being an All-Ireland tree. Many have been planted in church or cathedral grounds, but Cork, Cloyne and Ross were very happy to plant its tree in St Luke’s Home – a place and charity dear to the hearts of so many of throughout the whole Diocese and the wider community.