Press News – Irish Catholic & The Herald
8th Annual Pilgrimage at Knock – “A wonderful occasion had by all”
“A wonderful occasion had by all”. It was a great day to remember full of Graces and Blessings for everyone. Over 12000 Grandparents and Families attended the 8th National Grandparents pilgrimage in Knock last weekend. On Sunday, September 14, feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, over 12,000 people attended the annual Grandparents Pilgrimage, in what has…Read More
Huge Crowds in Attendance for Knock Shrine
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.Read More
A wonderful day at the 6th Catholic Grandparents Pilgrimage.
Here are some pictures from Sunday. We will have a full report shortly….Read More
Scottish Pilgrimage at Carfin.
Around 450 people attended the second Grandparents Pilgrimage at the shrine of Our Lady Of Lourdes at Carfin in Scotland last Sunday 19th August, 2012.Read More
1st Grandparents pilgrimage in Malta.
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.Read More
IEC 2012 – Standing Ovation!
Catherine Wiley, Founder of the CGA, received a standing ovation at the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, when 1300 people – some of whom had to listen from outside the venue – acknowledged with their applause the overwhelming need for an organisation such as the Catholic Grandparents Association. Following the success of the speech, enquiries…Read More
Worldwide Grandparents’ Pilgrimages
Preparations are in full swing now for all the Grandparents Pilgrimages taking place world-wide in 2012. 14th June Croatia 12th July Slovakia 14th July Aylesford, UK 22nd July Walsingham, UK …. Tenth Annual Pilgrimage!! 26th July Fatima 26th July Brittany 20th July …Read More
Second Carfin Pilgrimage – 19th August
We are delighted that on 19th August 2012 Bishop Emeritus Peter Moran will lead the Second Grandparents Pilgrimage in Carfin, Scotland. We would like to invite Children to write prayers for their Grandparents, living and dead, and send them to Mrs Una Delaney, 18 Rankin Street, Carluke, Lanarkshire ML8 4AR. These prayers will be carried…Read More
GRANDPARENTS DAY IN LIVERPOOL
‘GRANDPARENTS DAY IN LIVERPOOL’ will be celebrated by a Grandparents’ Mass to be held on Sunday 18th December at 11 am in the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool. The celebrants are The Most Reverend Patrick Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool Diocese and Rt Rev. Brian M Noble, Bishop Emeritus, Diocese of Shrewsbury. Refreshements…Read More
CGA FOUNDER ADDRESSES EUROPEAN SHRINE DIRECTORS CONFERENCE
The founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association, Catherine Wiley, has addressed the annual conference of the European Shrine Directors in Walsingham. Ms Wiley urged Shrine Directors to host annual Grandparents Pilgrimages. She said that the idea for the Pilgrimages was inspired by Our Lady herself. “The very idea was inspired by Our Lady here in…Read More
STANDING ROOM ONLY FOR GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK!
It was standing room only at the Basilica of Our Lady of Knock last Sunday for the annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage organised by the Catholic Grandparents Association. Homilist, Fr Benny MacHale, spoke about the unique relationship between children and their grandparents, describing it as a ‘special bond.’ He said that many children are more affected…Read More
CGA President meets with Scottish Singer.
During her recent visit to her native Scotland for the inaugural Catholic Grandparents Pilgrimage in Carfin, CGA President, Máire Printer, spent a lovely afternoon in the company of renowned singer, Susan Boyle.Read More
HUNDREDS CELEBRATE INAUGURAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE AT CARFIN GROTTO.
More than 300 pilgrims attended the inaugural Grandparents Pilgrimage in Carfin Grotto in Scotland on Sunday (Aug 21st). The Chief Celebrant, recently retired Bishop of Aberdeen, Bishop Peter Moran, spoke about the vocation of Grandparents and their value in society and the church. Bishop Moran said that Grandparents are like Eliakim in the first reading from…Read More
SCOTTISH GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE A ‘FAMILY AFFAIR’!
The President of the Catholic Grandparents Association, Máire Printer, is in Scotland this week, ahead of our inaugural Grandparents Pilgrimage on Sunday, August 21st. Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Carfin is the venue for this unique event. Mass will start at 2.00pm followed later in the afternoon by the Rosary and Blessing of the…Read More
HUNDREDS OF HAPPY PILGRIMS ATTEND PILGRIMAGE IN AYLESFORD.
Hundreds of people attended the inaugural Catholic Grandparents Pilgrimage in Aylesford Priory on Saturday July 16th 2011. The event, though dampened by some inclement weather, failed to dampen the spirits of pilgrims on what many people described as an inspirational and uplifting day. The event was organized by an inter-diocesan committee from the Archdiocese of…Read More