Grandparents’ Faith Café to reflect on the Ministry of Healing

The Grandparents’ Faith Café will open again online on Wednesday 15 February 2023 online via Zoom.

The CGA is delighted to announce Sister Dervilla O’Donnell as guest speaker. She will speak on the theme of the Ministry of Healing. 

Sister Dervilla O’Donnell is a Medical Missionary of Mary. She is Healthcare Chaplain at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland.

Speaking about her role as a healthcare chaplain during the Covid-19 pandemic, Sister O’Donnell, said, “As a Healthcare Chaplain, like all staff in the hospital, I wear a mask as I meet with patients and staff and the few family members who arrange with the Hospital, to be with their family member at the end of life. I’ve learned in a different way the wisdom of, “eyes are the windows to the soul”. I see fear, anxiety, uncertainty, sadness, anger, confusion, loneliness, relief, acceptance, humour,… in patients’ eyes and hear it when they talk. I endeavour to respond with my eyes, presence, compassion, gentleness, kindness and when appropriate with prayer and blessing.”

We are very much looking forward to welcoming Sister Dervilla to our Faith Café. Please come along on and invite someone who has not attended before to come along too.

Registration is open now

Please click on the link below to register in advance of the meeting. After you register you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link to join the meeting on 15 February. Please check your spam folder as well as your inbox.


The Zoom meeting will begin at 7.30PM local time to UK. 

Please check the time difference for where you are to avoid missing out.

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