Maire Printer, President of the Catholic Grandparents Association and CGA members, Angela Gormley and Angela Casey were delighted to accept an invitation​ to be present at Grandparetns Day in Scoil Iosa in Carracastle, Co. Mayo, Ireland on January 29th. A lovely warm atmosphere pervaded the day and there was a large crowd of Grandparents, Teachers,…

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Catholic Grandparents Association introduced the concept of Grandparents Days in Schools 7 years ago on the occasion of their first National Grandparents Pilgrimage at the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock which takes place every year on the second Sunday of September 14th September 2014 Children from all over Ireland are encouraged to write prayers for their…

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Celebrating World Grandparents Day with World Grandparents Day of Prayer 26th July Feast Day of St. Joachim and St. Anne, parents of Mary, Grandparents of Jesus. A day when Grandparents all over the World unite in solidarity and love to pray for themselves, their Grandchildren and their families. Please submit your prayers to us via…

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Prayer for Tom O Gorman: Tom O Gorman, 39, Catholic journalist and researcher at the Iona Institute, was found murdered at his home in Castleknock early on Sunday morning. Lord, We pray for the soul of Tom O Gorman: may he enter quickly into the fullness of heaven and may he rest in peace, held…

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A wish for you and those you love To light the way ahead A wish for joy and hope and peace Along the path you tread. With memories of happy times And places long ago Reminding you, you’re thought about More often than you know And then another extra wish With greetings most sincere May…

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We wish you a Happy and Holy Christmas, please click here to read our Christmas Newsletter, if you can print out and share with friends we would sincerely appreciate your help to pass on the Faith.

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“I endorse the Catholic Grandparents Association’s mission of helping Grandparents pass on the faith and keeping prayer at the heart of the family life.  Best wishes as you continue promoting this association, and please be assured that I will follow up with Kath regarding the Archdiocese of New York’s relationship with the Catholic Grandparents Association…

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“The Australian Chapter of the CGA was recently launched at a Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney on 1 December. Cardinal George Pell was the celebrant and gave a homily which described the genesis of the CGA. A link to the homily is attached along with an information flyer about the CGA for distribution…

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by Jim Mancari Grandparents often do not realize the sphere of influence they can have over raising their grandchildren. Catholic grandparents especially have so much experience with their faith that they can be valuable resources in passing on that faith to their grandchildren. That is the mission of the Catholic Grandparents Association (CGA), an international…

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Introducing the Catholic Grandparents Association into the United States. The CGA has been very successful in a number of countries including Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Malta, the Philippines and Japan. Now we are pleased to introduce the CGA into the States as the CGA-USA. To introduce the CGA into the US we have…

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Michael Lambert of Clooneygrasson Ballintubber Castlerea Co Roscommon who celebrated his 106th Birthday on the 5th October 2013 pictured with his wife Mary and Grandchildren. We wish him love and prayers and every blessing in the years to come.

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On Sunday, September 8th the Mass for Grandparents at Divine Mercy was celebrated. More than 300 worshipers, along with Springfield Bishop Timothy A. McDonnell, celebrated National Grandparents Day Sept. 8 at The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy here. Prayers, devotions and a variety of activities were held from 11 a.m. until after 4 p.m.…

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On Sunday, September 8th the 10 anniversary of the founding of the Catholic Grandparents Association was celebrated at Our Lady’s Shrine, Knock.  Huge crowds, up to 10,000 were in attendance.  Sr. Breege McKenna was the key note speaker.  Thanks to Fr. Stephen Farragher for photos.

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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…

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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…

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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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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 choice of our next Pope.

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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…

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

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The diocesan “Grandparents Pilgrimage” held here Oct. 22 was a lovely and powerful celebration with moments of reflection on grandparenting and the impact grandparents have on lives.

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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…

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The Pontifical Council For the Year of Faith has invited the Catholic Grandparents Association to a meeting on 24th September to plan for a gathering of all the Catholic Movements .This gathering will take place  in St Peter’s Square on May 18th 2013 Vigil of the Feast of Pentecost.

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On Friday 20th July our president Maire Printer joined a large group of Grandparents from the village of Hal Balzan in Malta for the 1st Grandparents pilgrimage in their country. Stephen and Georgette Gatt, residents of the village were inspired to organise the event when they read about the CGA in the Universe newspaper last year.

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Cardinal Brady comments for the Irish Catholic Newspaper on the Catholic Grandparents Association:  I had the pleasure of launching the Catholic Grandparents Association in Knock on the occasion of the National Grandparents Pilgrimage there in September 2009. I welcome the work that the Catholic Grandparents Association is doing for grandparents – supporting them, encouraging them…

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