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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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Congrats Archbishop Michael 20th Anniversary!

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

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Wishing all Grandparents & Grandchildren a Happy and Holy Lenten Season

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Catherine’s speech at Eucharistic Congress 2012

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Pope Francis said dialogue between the youngest and oldest members of society is a very important factor of passing on the Faith

Pope Francis said dialogue between the youngest and oldest members ofsociety is a very important factor of passing on the Faith   Speaking to crowds gathered outside the Archdiocesan house in Rio, after the Angelus, on Friday 26th July, the Pope

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In Japan on 30th July – Our Founder, Catherine Wiley meets with the Papal Nuncio of Japan, Archbishop Joseph Chennoth and Fr. Peter Milward SJ

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Second Grandparents Pilgrimage in Malta held on Friday 26th July, at Marsaxlokk, at the chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Snow (Santa Maria Maggiore)

     

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Photographs from the launch of the Catholic Grandparents Association in the Philippines on Friday 26th July

           

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Happy Grandparents Day – Feast of St. Joachim and St. Anne

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Catholic Grandparents Association will be launched in the Philippines today the Feast of Saints Joachim and Anne

Friday 26th July 2013  Catholic Grandparents Association will be launched in the Philippines today the Feast of Saints Joachim and Anne Details of 2013 Grandparents pilgrimage to Knock Shrine announced Vatican to be represented at this year’s Irish pilgrimage Irish

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Pilgrimage of Families to the Tomb of St. Peter – Oct 26th/27th

On October 26th/27th October, as the Year of Faith draws to a close, the Pontifical Council for the Family invites all Grandparents and their families to a VERY special pilgrimage in Rome to celebrate with Pope Francis “The Joy of

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Letter from Archbishop Rino Fisichella, Head of the Pontifical Council for New Evangelisation

Pope Frances with Archbishop Rino Fisichella and Catherine Wiley on Pentecost Sunday

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Catholic Grandparents Association brings greetings from Irish Grandparents to Pope Francis

[imagebrowser id=9]Catherine Wiley, Founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association had the opportunity on Pentecost Sunday to meet with His Holiness Pope Francis and to briefly share with him the story of the Catholic Grandparents Association. Ms Wiley was in Rome to

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Aylesford Pilgrmage 2013

The Third Annual Southern England Grandparents’ Pilgrimage Saturday 13th July 11.00 am till 4.30pm The Friars, Aylesford Kent ME20 7BX Tel: 01622 717272 ( Follow signposts from M20 “The Friars” ) Contact phil@dioceseofbrentwood.org  or Katherine.Bergin@dabnet.org for more information.  Faith and

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Grandparents Day in Ransboro National School, Knocknahur, Co. Sligo

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Prayers for His Holiness Pope Benedict

We ask all members to pray for His Holiness Pope Benedict.   May God reward him with a retirement filled with peace and rest and we pray that the Holy Spirit will guide all the Cardinals in their deliberations and

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Prayer Requests

At the request of Judy please pray for her daughter Rhonda and husband Tim and her nephew Billy and wife Kim who are having financial difficulties.  Also for her sister and husband Jim. Also for granddaughter and her three boys.

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Meeting in Rome 28th January 2013

Archbishop Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation with our President, Maire Printer and Stephen Gatt from Malta at a recent meeting in Rome to discuss the preparations for the gathering of all the

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Grandparents Day in Cogaula National School

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Make a Christmas Wish

Ellen and Catherine in Archbishop Neary’s kitchen making a Christmas Wish for the Catholic Grandparents Association

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Grandparents inspire love and instill faith

Karen Turn-bull of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish believes her grandchildren are blessings from God, and she is serious and conscientious about her grandparenting vocation.

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Grandparents are celebrated for their important role in family life

Families journeyed to the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola Oct. 20 to celebrate grandparents and the vocation of grandparenting.

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Cardinal Sean Brady, with Catherine Wiley, founder of the Catholic Grandparents Assosciation and Mairie Printer President, taken at the Eucharistic Congress Dublin 2012.

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David Quinn, Journalist and Director of Iona Institute Dublin, with Catherine Wiley founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association and Mairie Printer President.

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Catherine Wiley Founder of CGA and Bishop Gilbert Garcera the Philippines.Milan 2012

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A Travelling Icon of the Black Madonna (of Czestochowa) Is Coming to Ireland as a Pilgrim in Defence of Life and the Family!

From Ocean to Ocean with Our Lady of Czestochowa in Defence of Life Between the 16th and the 24th of November, a Travelling Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa (‘The Black Madonna’) will be in Ireland! The Icon, touched to

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Day of prayer for Grandparents

We are delighted to learn that 9th September has been designated as a ” Day Of Prayer For Grandparents ” in America. How significant that it should be the same day as our 6th Grandparents pilgrimage Now we have all

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Message from Susan Boyle

Maire, our president, met Susan Boyle in Dublin recently and Susan,who is a great friend of the CGA, sends her very best wishes to everyone and the message is  ” Keep up the good work and God bless you all.”

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Will our Grandchildren be Catholics?

Catherine Wiley, Founder, and Maire Printer, President of the Catholic Grandparents Association are preparing for the Seventh World Meeting of Families to be held in Milan in May.  Catherine will address the gathering on the subject “Will our Grandchildren be

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Monsignor Joseph Quinn

The Catholic Grandparents Association were very saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Msgr. Joseph Quinn, yesterday.  Msgr. Quinn was a very good friend to everyone at the CGA since we started having Pilgrimages in Knock in 2007.  May his

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Meeting Music Man Louis Walsh

Catherine Wiley, Founder CGA, with Louis Walsh and Máire Printer, President CGA

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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​