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Radio Norfolk Interview with Catherine Wiley

The importance of Grandparents, Interview with Catherine Wiley Founder of The Catholic Grandparents Association on BBC Radio Norfolk. Walsingham Pilgrimage 26th July 2015

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Big things happening in Walsingham EWTN Radio Interview

Click here to listen to Radio Interview Walsingham is England’s National Shrine of Our Lady. Founded in 1061 AD it is one of the oldest Marian shrines in the world. Big things are happening at Walsingahm, this according to new shrine

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Don’t Miss the St. Anne Novena!

Although Saint Anne is not mentioned in the Bible, she is the holy mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus. When we pray the St. Anne Novena, we are asking help from our Blessed Mother’s mother! Saint Anne’s feast day

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The Rector, Mgr John Armitage, welcomed the 12th annual Grandparents Pilgrimage and parents and countless grandchildren.

The Rector, Mgr John Armitage, welcomed the 13th annual Grandparents Pilgrimage and parents and countless grandchildren. The Catholic Grandparents’ Association was the brainchild of Catherine Wiley. At the end of Mass Catherine spoke of the birth of the association. She

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Celebrations of St. Joachim & St. Anne Feast Days across the World

  Click here to read about the celebrations all over the world

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“Always when you meet your grandparents you find a surprise. They are patient, they know how to listen…don’t forget grandparents, understand?”

Pope Francis pointed to the family, noting that right now there are many strong tensions between generations. Often when we speak of generations, parents and children come to mind, but grandparents are frequently left out, Francis observed. “Grandparents are the

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has led 180 pilgrims from the US city to Ireland’s Knock Shrine.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has led 180 pilgrims from the US city to Ireland’s Knock Shrine. The pilgrimage is the first from New York to the shrine in County Mayo, and the chartered flight is the first transatlantic

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Catherine Wiley founder of The CGA interviewed by EWTN

Catholic Grandparents overjoyed at Dublin venue for World Meeting of Families 2018 ‘Grandparents will be out in force for Pope Francis’ The Catholic Grandparents Association (CGA) has welcomed news that Dublin is to be the venue for the 2018 World

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Regional Heads of the CGA meeting in Delray

Regional Heads of the CGA are meeting in Delray on Wednesday 11th Nov to finalise the structure and systems in America.

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Portsmouth are establishing a New Branch

Portsmouth are establishing a new Branch, and there is a meeting in St John’s Parish, Christchurch 17th Nov.  All welcome.  For more information please email caroline@catholicgrandparentsassociation.org.

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AGM of the CGA

AGM of the CGA.  Meeting in Knock on Wednesday 25th November with patron Archbishop Michael Neary, and Core Diocesan Leaders with the Founder, Catherine Wiley.

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EWTN interview in Alabama US

Pictured: Father Joseph, Cathereine Wiley, Michael La Corte, Kit Johansen, Marilyn Henry – interview by EWTN in Alabama US

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EWTN At home with Jim and Joy Interview

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Happy Birthday dearest Holy Mother

We thank God for our Dearest Holy Mother and her Parents St Joachim and St Anne, Grandparents of Jesus. Happy Birthday dearest Holy Mother this day also marks the birth of the Catholic Grandparents Association.

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CGA delegation at the gates of the White House

Catholic grandparents Association delegation at the gates of the White House on Veterans Day, the final day of their first historic road tour of the North East of America.

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Pope to young people “listen to your grandparents” Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday encouraged young Catholics to cultivate their relationships with their grandparents. Addressing  a group of young people who belong to an Italian Catholic lay association called ‘Azione Cattolica Italiana’, the Pope spoke of the joy

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We look forward to having many members and friends join us at our First Annual Retreat/Conference 26th & 27th April 2017

Wednesday & Thursday 26th & 27th April 2017 Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24 (easy access from M50, closeby to Luas station with connecting from Heuston Station) theme “Helping our Children and Grandchildren to know, love and serve God”

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CGA Lent News

As we enter more deeply into this solemn season of Lent, we remember the great love Jesus showed to us by giving His life so that we might live. Let us also reflect on the joy, love and prayers Jesus

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Relevant Radio – A grandparent’s responsibility to help pass on the Faith

By: Lindsey Kettner, Relevant Radio® 7/18/17 Grandparents hold a very special role in the spiritual formation of their families and can have a great influence on their children and grandchildren’s faith journeys. They have the responsibility to pass along the

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Meeting of the National Core Group of the CGA in Dublin on 8th June

Pictured Left to Right: David Quin Catherine, Eanna Johnson.

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Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Richard Moth as the new Bishop of Arundel & Brighton

The Pope has named Bishop Richard Moth as the new Bishop of Arundel and Brighton. The current Bishop of the Forces will succeed Bishop Kieran Conry, who announced his resignation last September after admitting he had been unfaithful to his

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Guidelines of The CGA presented to Archbishop Allen Vigneron,

Catherine Wiley presented the Guidelines of The Catholic Grandparents Association to Archbishop Allen Vigneron, Detroit USA at The 10th Annual Divine Mercy Conference, Cardinal Spellman High School One Cardinal Spellman Place Bronx, New York 10466 United States

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Gerry Kelly interviews Catherine Wiley on LMFM Radio

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Congrats Archbishop Michael 20th Anniversary!

Congratulations our beloved Archbishop and Patron on your 20th Anniversary.  We are blessed to have you, we pray for your intentions your good health and that the future brings you much joy, fortitude and happiness. With love and prayers from

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Pope: a society that discards the elderly carries within a deadly virus

(Vatican Radio) “Where the elderly are not honoured, there is no future for the young”. This was the powerful message delivered by Pope Francis during his catechesis on Wednesday, devoted to the elderly. Speaking to the crowds gathered in St

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Navan – All Ireland Gathering

Delegates from all across Ireland gathered in Navan, County Meath, Ireland, for the all Ireland Gathering on Sunday 22nd February 2015. About 40 people had made the journey to hear the latest developments in the CGA and also to share

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Trim, Ireland Church Gate Collection

Despite biting winds and pouring rain, the Annual Church Gate Collection in Trim, a beautiful town about 30 miles north west of Dublin, went ahead as planned. The collection was attended by our Founder, Catherine Wiley, who was visiting the

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Bridging the gap passing on the faith to our children

On Saturday, 17th January, we had a visit from Mr Phil Butcher from the Catholic Grandparents Association. The Association is big in Ireland, England and the USA. It recognises the wonderful part Catholic grandparents nowadays play in the continuing faith formation of their grandchildren (and even children).

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Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for February

Vatican City, 30 January 2015 (VIS) – The Holy Father’s universal prayer intention for February is: “That prisoners, especially the young, may be able to rebuild lives of dignity”. His intention for evangelisation is: “That married people who are separated

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CGA Launch in Diocese of Dunkeld

The St. Ninian’s Institute in Dundee hosted grandparents from all over the Diocese of Dunkeld who had gathered at the invitation of Bishop Stephen Robson. They were welcomed to the centre in song by the sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

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Sending our deepest condolences

We are very sorry to hear about the death of Michael Lambert who was in his 108th year. He was the oldest man in Ireland and a member of the Catholic Grandparents Association. Michael attended our Annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage

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Papa Francesco

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A wonderful example of how to nurture Grandchildren

Kindly Given to us from member Carol Yeager: Dear Grandparents, I have found that a good way to share our faith is a walk in a cemetery. If grandparents can’t walk you can drive and park… and teach your children

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Universal Prayer Intention for January 2015

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Light a Candle for Your Intentions

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World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 Unveils

World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 Unveils  Official Prayer and Iconic Image for September 2015 Event The centrality of Christ and the critical importance of love in the family drive the words and imagery of these spiritual works created

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CGA Advent 2014

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD OUR ADVENT NEWS Regional Ireland News

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A Newsletter for all Grandparents in A&B Diocese

Click here to view Grand News Autumn 2014

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Marian Helper magazine Q&A with Felix Carroll

marian helpers article click here

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Grandparents Pilgrimage Palm Beach, a Great Success

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Palabra Article – CAMBIO DE IMPRESIONES

Hay casi exactamente doce años, por la oración de una abuela, nació la Asociación de Abuelos Católicos (Catholic Grandparents Association, CGA). Catherine Wiley, abuela con diez nietos, se encontraba rezando en el Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de Walsingham, en

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Homilies of Pope Francis -Rome September 28th

Prayer to the Holy Family for the Synod Pope Francis Homilies 2014 28th September Catherine Wiley and Tom Slater’s Speech Click here to listen Pope Francis Speeches 2014 September 28th    

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Annie, 12 year old Granddaughter of Catherine Wiley with Archbishop Georg Gänswein

Annie, 12 year old Granddaughter of Catherine Wiley Founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association, with Archbishop Georg Gänswein, in St Peters Square, Vatical City 28th September celebrating the importance of Grandparents and the Elderly with Pope Francis.

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The Gift of Grandparents

How the Older Generation Helps Teach Grandchildren the Faith by Joseph Pronechen, Staff Writer Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 9:23 AM  “Grandparents are a treasure,” Pope Francis said in a homily during Mass last Nov. 19. In the same homily, the Holy

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The Blessing of Long Life, Catherine Wiley & Tom give testimony to His Holy Father Pope Francis

The Blessing of Long Life, Catherine Wiley and Tom Slater give testimony to His Holy Father Pope Francis Catherine Wiley who is the founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association and her grandson Tom Slater were invited to give testimony yesterday

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Prayer presented by Catherine Wiley

Prayer presented by Catherine Wiley, Founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association on Sunday September 28th 2014 to His Holiness Pope Francis. From Rang 5/5th Class, Miss Galwey Ballyroan Boy’s School Dublin Ireland Click here to view the Prayer

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Vatican Radio – Catherine Wiley gave her testimony to the Pope

Click here to listen (Vatican Radio) What is the role grandparents play in keeping prayer at the heart of the family in the 21st century and how important are they in passing down the faith to a new generation? That is

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Watch 28th September Live Vatican TV

On Sunday 28 September Pope Francis will meet grandparents in St. Peter’s Square during the first international day dedicated to old age, organised by the Pontifical Council for the Family, The Blessing of Long Life. The encounter will undoubtedly attract

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How the Older Generation Helps Teach Grandchildren the Faith

BY Joseph PronechenStaff Writer “Grandparents are a treasure,” Pope Francis said in a homily during Mass last Nov. 19. In the same homily, the Holy Father noted, “The elderly pass on history, doctrine, faith, and they leave them to us as an

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Press News – Irish Catholic & The Herald

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A message for Grandparents
Pope Benedict’s Prayer for Grandparents
Pope Benedict’s Prayer for Grandparents

The Grandparents prayer cannot be reproduced without permission from the Catholic Grandparents Association​