Keeping Christ in Easter

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 that the lily grew in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus wept in the last hours before Judas’ betrayal. Another legend is that pure white lilies sprouted from Eve’s repentant tears after she and Adam were cast from Paradise. Easter Basket: This tradition, of bringing…

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Worldwide Grandparents’ Pilgrimages

Preparations are in full swing now for all the Grandparents Pilgrimages taking place world-wide in 2012. 14th June               Croatia 12th July                 Slovakia 14th July                 Aylesford, UK 22nd July                Walsingham, UK …. Tenth Annual Pilgrimage!! 26th July                  Fatima 26th July                   Brittany 20th July                   Malta   (NB This is a new date) 19th August              Carfin, Scotland 8th September         Slovenia 9th September         Knock 21st October             USA 16th December        Liverpool, UK To be Confirmed     Germany

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GRANDPARENTS DAY IN LIVERPOOL

‘GRANDPARENTS DAY IN LIVERPOOL’  will be celebrated by a Grandparents’ Mass to be held on Sunday 18th December at 11 am in the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool.  The celebrants are The Most Reverend Patrick Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool Diocese and Rt Rev. Brian M Noble, Bishop Emeritus, Diocese of Shrewsbury.  Refreshements are available afterwards in the Gibberd Room.  Grandparents are welcome to bring their children and grandchildren.

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HUNDREDS OF HAPPY PILGRIMS ATTEND PILGRIMAGE IN AYLESFORD.

Hundreds of people attended the inaugural Catholic Grandparents Pilgrimage in Aylesford Priory on Saturday July 16th 2011.  The event, though dampened by some inclement weather, failed to dampen the spirits of pilgrims on what many people described as an inspirational and uplifting day.  The event was organized by an inter-diocesan committee from the Archdiocese of Arundel and Brighton, Southwalk and the Diocese of Brentwood, in association with the Catholic Grandparents Association.  The day was one of faith and fun and included various activities for children from face-painting, bouncy castles, football and tennis to the versatile talents of children’s entertainment from…

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Pilgrimage: Walsingham, England 2010

The Eighth National Grandparents Pilgrimage. Shrine Of Our Lady in Walsingham July 24th. 2010 commencing 12pm. Chief Celebrant Father Alan Williams National Shrine Director. A day of fun and Faith for all The Family. Childrens Picnic Fun fair. Bouncing Castle, Climbing wall clowns.

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