Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, and Chair of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Council for Marriage and the Family, will be the guest host of the first ever Grandparents’ Faith Cafe on Tuesday 15 December.
The Faith Café is a new initiative of the Catholic Grandparents Association which will take place online once a month over Zoom.
Launching the initiative, Catherine Wiley, Founder of the CGA said, “If the pandemic has taught us anything it has taught us how much we have missed being together in family gatherings, at parish and other social gatherings. The pandemic has also shown just how capable and inventive we have become at creating these gathering spaces for ourselves online. Grandparents have themselves embraced technology in new ways during the pandemic.
“We are now offering a social and spiritual space for grandparents to meet online once a month to chat, to offer prayers and intentions and to just be together in the spirit of faith. I am delighted that Bishop Denis Nulty is going to host our first ever Faith Cafe on the Advent theme of hope.”
It is hoped that Grandparents’ Faith Cafés will grow and spread within dioceses and existing CGA ministries as a way of connecting grandparents to each other and to their faith. When the pandemic has passed it is hoped to also translate the Faith Cafés to actual gatherings locally in parishes and in dioceses.
Those interested in being part of the first ever Faith Café in December are invited to register by email email@example.com.