CGA Launch in Diocese of Dunkeld


The St. Ninian’s Institute in Dundee hosted grandparents from all over the Diocese of Dunkeld who had gathered at the invitation of Bishop Stephen Robson. They were welcomed to the centre in song by the sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a community if five Nigerian sisters who have recently take over running the Diocesan Pastoral Centre. Bishop Robson in his welcome address outlined why it had been decided to launch the Catholic Grandparents Association in the diocese by
sharing the influence his grandparents had on his own formation. He outlined the importance of the role grandparents have in supporting families and in passing on the faith.
Phil Butcher, the Director of International Outreach for the association, who had travelled up from Ilford, gave a brief outline of how the association came into being and explained some of the ways it supports grandparents in their unique and important role. Each person was given a copy of the Association’s prayer and was asked to give it a prominent place at home. Bishop Robson was presented with a framed copy.
The participants in the day were asked to take the ideas back to the parish and look for ways to share with other grandparents offering support and encouragement in their role of handing on the faith.

Mr. Ron Wylie has been assigned as the CGA Project Coordinator in the Diocese.