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 at Our Lady of Knock Shrine.viagra This was the official prayer of the National Grandparents Pilgrimage until we received the “Prayer For Grandparents” written by Pope Benedict XVI


God of the Ages

we praise and thank you.

From generation to generation

you have been our refuge and strength.

You give your gifts of grace

for every time, place and season

as we strive within the family

to walk in your ways

and remain close to one another and to you.

We pray that our homes

may be schools of faith

where we come to know and love you.

Teach us the Sanctity of human love.

Show us the value of family life

and help us to respect all life.

May the young find in the family

strong support for their humanity

so that they may grow in truth and love.

May the elderly experience

respect, support, love and care

within the family circle.

We give thanks for Grandparents

and we pray for them.



We give thanks

for they connect us with our heritage and roots

through the mists of time.

We give thanks

for their Christian memory

which inspires and enlightens us.

We give thanks

for the example of their faith

for the witness of their lives

for the constancy of their love

for the support of their prayers.


Bless all Grandparents and keep them in your care.

Bless them with peace, health and healing.

Reward them for their faith and fidelity

for their work and goodness

for their love and thoughtfulness

for their gifts and prayers.

Give them a long and happy life together.

May old age come them

in the company of family and friends.

And when life is over

unite them again, where parting will be no more,

in the Kingdom of your love.


We ask this through Christ our Lord.