Union of the Catholic Apostolate - Structure
The Official birth date of the Union of the Catholic Apostolate is April 4, 1835. However during the life time of Vincent, for various reasons, the Union did not develop fully.
Its second birth is when it was officially recognized by the Pontifical Council for the Laity as an international association of the Catholic Church, on October 28, 2003.
Its Statutes were then approved provisionally for a period of five years and then definitively approved on October 28, 2008.
The first President of the General Coordination Council of the UAC was the former Superior General of the Pallottine Fathers, Rev. Seamus Freeman. The current President is Fr. Jeremiah Murphy, S.A.C.
The UAC is active in more than 45 countries on six continents.
“The Union is an ‘auxiliary corps of the Church’, which, in its activities, takes into account the needs of the Local Churches and integrates itself in different socio-cultural contexts by means of an open and flexible structure.” (Statutes Art.58)
“The entities at the service of the Union are the Local Coordination Councils, the National Coordination Councils, the General Coordination Council with its General Secretariat, the General Assembly and the General Congress.” (Statutes Art.59)
The General Co-ordination Council is the Central Body of the Union of the Catholic Apostolate which is made up of the General Superiors of the Pallottine Communities who are the Ex-ufficio members and the Elected members.
The National Co –ordination Council and Local Co-ordination Council are under the General Coordination Council at the national and local levels respectively.
The Current General Coordination Council of the UAC as of 2012 consists of:
• Fr. Jacob Nampudakam SAC
• Sr. Ivete Garlet,CSAC
• Sr. IzabelaSwierad, SAC
• Fr. Derry Murphy, SAC – Ireland , President
• Fr. Frank Donio, SAC - USA
• Sr. Adelheid Scheloske, SAC - Germany
• Mr. Marek Kalka - Poland, Layman
• Ms. A. Regina Silvia - India, Consecrated Laywoman
• Ms. Mariana Alfonso Mujica - Argentina, Consecrated Laywoman
• Mr. Corrado Montaldo - Italy, Layman
• Fr. Eugene Niyonzima, SAC - Rwanda
• Mr. Dario Ivatiuk Junior - Brazil, Layman
• Ms. Patricia Wisolith - Australia, Laywoman
• Sr. Stella Marotta, CSAC - Italy
• Rosa Colucci - Italy, Laywoman
• Sr. Josephina D'Souza, SAC - Italy
• Fr. Rory Hanley, SAC – Ireland,
Union is a spiritual family which embraces the most
diverse ecclesial vocations, actively dedicated
to the Catholic Apostolate.”
Union of the Catholic Apostolate, a gift of the Holy
Spirit, is a public, universal association approved
by the Holy See.
is called a UNION because it is a communio, a communion
of individuals and communities inspired by the charism
of St. Vincent Pallotti. The source, origin and teacher
of all who belong to the Union is Jesus Christ, Apostle
of the Eternal Father.
is CATHOLIC in the sense of universal: reaching out
to all of God’s people, is open to all forms of
apostolates, and open to all venues of evangelization.
It is an APOSTOLATE because
it follow Jesus, the Apostle of the Eternal Father and it
exists to further His mission.
Union recognizes many forms of vocation, different life-styles
and various ways of living out a life of commitment and service.
The common spirit, common mission and the life of communion
with one another all derive from the charism of St. Vincent
Pallotti. The Union recognizes the equal dignity of all who
belong to the Union which arises from our common likeness
to the Creator and the common priesthood of the People of
spiritual center and headquarters of the Union are at the
Church of San Salvador in Rome, Italy.