The Rector, Mgr John Armitage, welcomed the 12th annual Grandparents Pilgrimage and parents and countless grandchildren.

The Rector, Mgr John Armitage, welcomed the 13th annual Grandparents Pilgrimage and parents and countless grandchildren. The Catholic Grandparents’ Association was the brainchild of Catherine Wiley. At the end of Mass Catherine spoke of the birth of the association. She was praying in the Slipper Chapel and asking Our Lady what she could do, when she realised what an important part grandparents can play in passing on the faith to future generations. She founded the Association which has grown into a worldwide association with branches in several countries. Pope Benedict wrote a lovely prayer for the association which we all…

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Group Assists Elders in Passing on Their Faith

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 grassroots organization that is committed to keeping prayer at the heart of the family; supporting and valuing grandparents as sources of wisdom and faith; and enabling them to pass on the faith to future generations. The organization provides advice and information for grandparents through a…

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