The World Union Catholic Women Organization (WUCWO) marked their 110th anniversary celebration on Saturday, 18th September, 2021 at the St. Paul Catholic Church, Kpehe – Accra.
The celebration which was under the theme;“ let us care for the family in difficult times”, brought together women from different societies in the Catholic Church as well as other dignitaries that graced the occasion.
The Chairperson for the celebration, Mrs. Patience Mawusi Dzikunu thanked all present for making time out of their busy schedule to be at the memorable celebration. She urged all to put into practice the theme for the celebration and be one another’s keeper in difficult times.
In her address, the Archdiocesan president of WUCWO, Mrs. Mary Baffoe – Ashun said being alive during this period of the pandemic should not be taken for granted because it really is a blessing. She encouraged all parishes to form their women councils and come on board in order to strengthen women all over the country and beyond.
She highlighted on some of the activities the organization is embarking on to mark their anniversary which include; a visit and a donation to Centre of Hope, Kaneshie. She explained that, they have supplied the centre with items collected from benevolent individuals and also provided them with pews for their small chapel to enhance the Holy Mass Celebration.
She assured all that host of programs is in the pipeline and would soon be organized when the pandemic dies down.
Rev. Fr. Donatus Pallu spoke on the theme for the celebration, “Let us care for the family in difficult times”. He said the family should not only be cared for in difficult times but at every given time. Mothers and women he further said are created to become partners of men, therefore women should not sit at home and expect the man to handle everything in the home, that he said is failure.
“As a mother you are not supposed to be lazy, be a productive wife”, he said. He charged all mothers to train up their children in a manner that is pleasing in God’s eye. He then advised them to support their families with prayers while doing their house chores.
“Speak good words into your children’s lives and may God continue to be with all mothers, mall the sacrifices that we make for others never go unnoticed in the eyes of God”, he concluded.
Awards were later presented to deserving individuals for their dedication and hard work towards the growth of the Church and in the lives of women.
Source: DEPSOCOM, Accra/ESD