"I invite grandparents and parents everywhere to become members of the Catholic Grandparents Association and to support each other in this initiative. I commend this Association to you, having witnessed at first-hand the devotion displayed by all who attended the pilgrimages in Knock. There has never been as important time in our history as now to strengthen family ties. Those ties are essential for the emotional and spiritual well-being of today's children and will be a source of joy for all, if built upon and nourished."

Archbishop Michael Neary
Archdiocese of Tuam - Ireland
Patron of the CGA Worldwide