CGA to welcome Julia Dezelski from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to its October Faith Café

The CGA is delighted to announce Mrs Julia Dezelski as guest speaker for the Grandparents’ Faith Café on Tuesday 12 October online via Zoom.  Julia is Assistant Director for Marriage and Family Life, Laity at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

In her role, Julia assists the US Catholic Bishops in advancing the vocation and mission of the lay faithful and in the promotion of marriage and family life. She oversees the web resource – a website to help couples at all stages of life to understand and live God’s plan for holy marriages.

Prior to her work in marriage and family, Julia worked alongside consecrated women in their ministry worldwide and in the US.

Julia holds a doctorate in Theology from the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas in Rome. She lives with her family in the Washington DC area.

She will join Grandparents from around the world for the CGA’s monthly online gathering and will address us on the theme of ‘Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia Family Year’.

Commenting ahead of the October Faith Café, Catherine Wiley, Founder of the CGA said, “We are deeply honoured to have Julia as our guest speaker for October. Her wealth of experience in the vocation and mission of lay people will very much speak to all of us involved in promoting the vocation of Grandparents. I have no doubt that she will be well received by all who attend our forthcoming Faith Café. I look forward to giving her a warm Céad Míle Fáilte (welcome) to our online gathering.”

Booking for the October Faith Café is open now by email to