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17th December 2017 – Pope’s Advice to Children: Talk to Grandparents, Elderly, God Meeting Sick Little Ones on His Birthday, Francis Stresses ‘Preserving Children’s Joy’

“Don’t sadden children. When children see that there are problems at home, that the parents quarrel, they suffer. Don’t sadden the children. They must always grow with joy.” The second thing you must do for children to grow well, the

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20th November 2017 Catherine Wiley introduced the CGA in China

20th November 2017 – Catherine Wiley introduced the CGA in China.  The concept of a Ministry for grandparents was greeted with great enthusiasm and we are looking forward to our first CGA branch starting there in the near future

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4th November 2017 – 9th Annual CGA Pilgrimage, Diocese of Palm Beach, Florida

4th November 2017 – 9th Annual CGA Pilgrimage, Diocese of Palm Beach, Florida with mass celebrated by Bishop Barbarito at St. Edward Church

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2nd October 2017 – 4th Annual Novena, Mary, Untier of Knots at Cavan Cathedral, Ireland

2nd October 2017 – 4th Annual Novena to Mary, Untier of Knots.  Catherine Wiley, Founder spoke at Mass in Cathedral in Cavan during 7.30pm mass. The theme of this year’s Novena was “We are Family” in preparation for the forthcoming

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8th October 2017 – Westminster Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham

8th October 2017 – Westminster Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham A wonderful strong and inspiring CGA Group

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23rd September 2017 – Scotland, Dunkeld Diocese Day of Reflection

23rd September 2017 – Scotland, Dunkeld Diocese, Catholic Grandparents Association Day of Reflection 23rd September 2017 with Bishop Stephen Robson, Deacon Ron Wylie and Fr. Ninian Doohan  It was indeed a great day, full of memories, good ideas , graces

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10th September 2017 – Annual Grandparents Pilgrimage Knock Shrine

10th September 2017 –  Annual Grandparents Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Knock Shrine, Co Mayo, Ireland. Chief Celebrant Archbishop Eamon Martin with Archbishop Michael Neary, Patron of the CGA and Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo. This was the first public appearance

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August 2017 EWTN series “Passing on the Faith with Catherine Wiley”

August 2017 – Catherine Wiley, our Founder,  will begin a series on EWTN called, “Passing on the Faith with Catherine Wiley”. This series will follow the same format as the successful “Three Wise Women ” with Dana Rosemary Scanlon and

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26th August 2017 First U.S. CGA Conference

August 26th 2017 – In collaboration with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the First U.S. C.G.A. conference was held at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. More than 150 Grandparents were in attendance. Catherine Wiley C.G.A. Founder and Jim and Joy Pinto from

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26th July 2017 Grandparents Thanksgiving Mass on Feast Day of St. Joachim and St. Anne

26th July 2017   Tuam Diocese celebrated our ‘grandparents Thanksgiving Mass’ on Feast Day of St. Joachim and St. Anne, Parents of Mary, Grandparents of Jesus in Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Tuam Co. Galway. Archbishop Michael

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20th August 2017 Scottish National Pilgrimage

20th August 2017 Scottish National Pilgrimage at Carfin Pilgrimage Centre.   Welcome by Motherwell CGA Co-Ordinator, Lindy Lafferty. Chief Celebrant Bishop Stephen Robson.  Address by Scottish CGA Representative, Deacon Ron Wiley.  Rosary Procession after Mass.  It was a wonderful occasion full

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Deacon Ron Wylie appointed Official Representative for CGA in Scotland

June 2017 – Deacon Ron Wylie appointed as Official Representative for the Catholic Grandparent’s Association in Scotland. Deacon Ron will be The CGA’s ‘Chaplain/Coordinator’ for Scotland and liaise between the diocese, parishes and the Catholic Grandparents Association.

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May 2017 EWTN interviews with Father Joseph Mary

May 2017 – Catherine Wiley, CGA Founder, along with Father Enda Brady, Chaplain and coordinator for the CGA in Ireland, completed two interviews in Ballinasloe, Co Galway with EWTN’s Father Joseph Mary.

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April 2017 First CGA Retreat/Conference

April 2017 – We gratefully report that in April the CGA held our first CGA Retreat/Conference in Dublin. Using the theme, Our Lady Undoer of Knots, a favourite of Pope Francis, and with the spiritual guidance and able help of

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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​