The Catholic Grandparents Association hosts a Grandparents’ Faith Café online via Zoom on the second Tuesday of every month. The Faith Café sees Grandparents from around the world gathering for an hour to hear from a guest speaker, to share moments of prayer and reflection and to be together in a social space.
The Faith Cafe started in December 2020 as a response to the global Covid-19 pandemic when so much of our meeting up ministry was cancelled. It is the brainchild of Brenda Drumm, Communications Officer with the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference and a member of our Board. We have been tremendously blessed to have something like this when so much of our ‘meeting up ministry’ had been restricted or cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
To date we have been joined by Bishop Denis Nulty, Fr Father Bryan Shortfall OFM Cap, and Bishop Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killlaloe. We have also been joined by Lorene Hanley Duquin the author of The Catholic Grandparents Handbook and by Archbishop Eamon Martin and Archbishop Neary. The Faith Café has also featured renowned composer and author John Michael Talbot last year as well as Bishop Paul Dempsey and EWTN’s Joan Lewis.
We invite the guest speaker to address us for about 15 – 20 minutes and then to be part of the discussion afterwards which is lively, social and chatty! Attendance can be anything between 50 – 100 people and we are growing all the time. The Zoom meeting is secure and strictly moderated.
We’d love you to join us each month. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for information on upcoming speakers.
Faith Café dates for 2022
The remaining Faith Cafe dates for 2022 are as follows:
- Tuesday 12 April with speaker Tara Rafter Register here
- Tuesday 10 May with speaker Father Willie Purcell Register here
- Tuesday 14 June speaker tba
- Tuesday 12 July speaker tba
- August – No Faith Cafe gathering this month
- Tuesday 13 September speaker tba
- Tuesday 11 October with speaker Bishop David Oakley
- Tuesday 8 November speaker tba
- Tuesday 13 December speaker tba
Help Spread the word about the Faith Café
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