Catherine Wiley

Grandparents form probably the largest and most active contingent serving the life of our parishes. They are our sacristans, passkeepers, readers, extraordinary ministers, catechists and more. Serving parishes like this is fulfilling, but what is often closest to the hearts of grandparents in the Church today is what they can do to keep their families…

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August Newsletter

My Dearest Grandparents, Great Grandparents and Friends,  Greetings to each and every one of you in this beautiful blessed month of August, which has been dedicated to the Immaculate heart of Mary, and which represents the desire of our Holy Mother Mary, to gather all people to her loving care and protection.  Our National Grandparents…

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Knock Basilica

Sunday 13th September 2020 – BROADCAST LIVE 3PM KNOCK BASILICA National Grandparents Pilgrimage Sunday 13th September 2020 Broadcast Live 3pm Knock Basilica Taking place virtually at 3pm, Sunday 13th September This year due to Covid 19 restrictions, capacity will be very limited in the Basilica We invite Grandparents and their families everywhere to join in…

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CGA

July 26 is the Memorial Day  of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne,  parents of Mary, Grandparents of Jesus  Join with us in preparation for the celebration of the Memorial Day by praying this Novena in honor of our heavenly Patrons. Each day we will pray about a different aspect of our lives as Grandparents and…

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Let us pray for the elderly

Let us pray together for the elderly, especially those who are isolated or in rest homes and are afraid of dying alone.  They are our roots.  They gave us the faith, tradition, and a sense of belonging.  Let us pray that the Lord might be near to them. Pope francis 15th April 2020 Join us…

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Catholic Grandparents Association

Parish Church – click here Parish Church Live Stream Times A National Novena to Our Lady of Knock will take place from 17-25 March. We invite everyone to join with us for the Novena in which we pray for a swift end to the Coronavirus, the protection of all people against it, all who are…

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The Richness of many years of life. Workshop: The Elderly, a Challenge and Opportunity for the family. Good Morning Everybody, We would like to thank Cardinal Farrell, Fr. Alexandra, Gabriella Vittorio And everyone at the Dicastry of Laity, Family and Life who have made it possible for us to be here with you on this…

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Catholic Ireland

By Susan Gately – 05 April, 2019 Grandparents need to communicate faith by combining life experience with the technology that is intrinsic to their grandchildren’s lives, according to Catherine Wiley. Catherine Wiley, founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association. Grandparents need to be catechised and taught how to keep up with modern methods of technology, the…

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Our beautiful, exclusive new medal of Saint Joachim and Saint Anne with their grandson, Jesus is now available. In Keeping with the charism which is the Catholic Grandparents Association, our exclusive medal has at its’ center, the Child Jesus holding a Red rose representing the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Mystic rose. Jesus is surrounded…

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CGA, Prince of Peace, Houston, Texas Though our Parish has Stations every Friday and live Stations which many families attend, our Ministry elected to sponsor Stations for Children this year, using a DVD produced by EWTN. After the first session, our parish priest asked our Ministry to hold a second session. In total, more than…

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Our Board Member, Jane Sweeney, returned from the Holy Land filled to the brim with the Holy Spirit and with an awesome faith sharing idea from her new friend, a Grandmother of 23. Each morning during Lent, she sends her grandchildren loving reminders and words of encouragement. Good THUUUUUURRRRRSDAY Morning Grandkids!!! Time to get up…

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Colored Eggs: In many cultures around the world, eggs are a symbol of new life. It also can represent Christ’s empty tomb. Painting or dying eggs dates to the middle ages when Christians colored eggs deep red to symbolize the blood of Christ and the joy of Resurrection. Easter Lilly: Symbolizing purity and honesty, some say…

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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 Faith, pray with and for their grandchildren, and be a role model of Christian life.…

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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 received from his Holy Mother Mary and His earthly Grandparents, Saint Joachim and Saint Anne.…

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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” included amongst our Speakers will be Kate Liffey, National Catechetical Association Fr. Benny McHale, Croi…

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(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 that derives from the coming of Jesus, and said that joy is increased and multiplied…

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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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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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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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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 Meeting of Families and expressed the hope that Pope Francis will travel to Ireland for…

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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 great forgotten of this time,” he said, and encouraged the youth to speak to their…

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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 is on July 26th, so the St. Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th…

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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 rector Mgr. John Armitage. Catherine Wiley, founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association, talked to Mrg. Armitage…

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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 Catherine and all of us at the Catholic Grandparents Association.. There is a candle lighting…

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(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 Peter’s Square for the weekly General Audience the Pope continued in his series of teachings…

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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 with each other the progress made in so many areas across Ireland. The meeting started,…

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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 area. She stopped and spoke with the many people attending the masses at St Patricks…

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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). About forty people from the diocese came to hear Phil and to experience something of the fundamental ideas…

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