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 Catherine and all of us at the Catholic Grandparents Association.. There is a candle lighting for your intentions at the Shrine of our Lady of Knock an the Shrine of our Lady in Walsingham.

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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 noted that it was the feast of Jesus’ grandparents, Saints Joachim and Anne, father and mother of the Virgin Mary. As she grew up with them, the Pope said, she was surrounded by their love and faith, learning to listen to the Lord and to follow his will. Saints Joachim and Anne, the Pope said, were part of a long…

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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 grandmother Catherine Wiley, founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association is attending the official launch of the Catholic Grandparents Association in the Philippines at the invitation of Bishop Gilbert Garcera in Daet. The launch will take place tomorrow Friday 26 July which is the Feast of Ss Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus. The launch will take…

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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 Faith” This is the first Pilgrimage of its kind ever and we hope that many Grandparents and their families will join us for this VERY special occasion. For more information contact us at catholicgrandparents@gmail.com or telephone 00353 98 35844  

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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 take part in a two day Year of Faith event at the Vatican for Movements and Lay Associations in the Catholic Church. Commenting on her meeting with Pope Francis, Ms Wiley said: “I feel very blessed, honoured and emotional to have met our Holy Father Pope Francis. I brought him greetings from the grandparents of Ireland and the grandparents of…

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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 Fun for all the family 

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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. Also for help in all things for all people.   For Monique who is having a difficult pregnancy.  And for Judy who hasn’t been feeling well recently and for her Granddaughter Tabitha and her two children. We ask for your prayers for one of our members who is facing a serious court case Prayer request from Deborah for her Grandchild…

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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 movements and Associations of the Church which takes place on 18th and 19th May 2013  

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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 the original miraculous image of Our Lady of Jasna Gora (Czestochowa) and blessed by the local Archbishop Stanislaw Nowak there, has been travelling since June 2012 from Russia across most of the European countries (20 different countries) and its final destination before the end of this year is Fatima, in Portugal. Ireland is indeed very blessed with its visit at…

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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 the more reason  to gather to pray for Grandparents .. especially those who are sick..lonely..alone..separated from their Grandchildren for any reason. We hope that you will be able to be at Knock with us but if not we ask you to remember and pray for all Grandparents on 9th September in a very particular way

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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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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 soul Rest In Peace.  Below is a prayer composed by Msgr. Joseph Quinn, P.P., Knock to coincide with the First National Grandparents Pilgrimage, Saturday 22nd September, 2007

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