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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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​