Day of prayer for Grandparents

October 1, 2012

We are delighted to learn that 9th September has been designated as a ” Day Of Prayer For Grandparents ” in America. How significant that it should be the same day as our 6th Grandparents pilgrimage Now we have all the more reason  to gather to pray for Grandparents .. especially those who are sick..lonely..alone..separated from…

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A wonderful day at the 6th Catholic Grandparents Pilgrimage.

September 11, 2012

Here are some pictures from Sunday.  We will have a full report shortly….

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Year of Faith

August 28, 2012

The Pontifical Council For the Year of Faith has invited the Catholic Grandparents Association to a meeting on 24th September to plan for a gathering of all the Catholic Movements .This gathering will take place  in St Peter’s Square on May 18th 2013 Vigil of the Feast of Pentecost.

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Scottish Pilgrimage at Carfin.

August 23, 2012

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.

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1st Grandparents pilgrimage in Malta.

July 24, 2012

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.

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Catholic Grandparents Association praised by Cardinal Sean Brady

July 2, 2012

Cardinal Brady comments for the Irish Catholic Newspaper on the Catholic Grandparents Association:  I had the pleasure of launching the Catholic Grandparents Association in Knock on the occasion of the National Grandparents Pilgrimage there in September 2009. I welcome the work that the Catholic Grandparents Association is doing for grandparents – supporting them, encouraging them…

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IEC Speech 2012

June 16, 2012

At the 50th International Eucharistic Congress, the Founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association, Catherine Wiley, gave the following speech which received a standing ovation.  Her speech is reproduced here following hundreds of requests from those in attendance. Witness and testimony of Grandparents and practical experience to families   Many of us here today are Grandparents,…

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IEC 2012 – Standing Ovation!

June 15, 2012

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…

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Message from Susan Boyle

May 15, 2012

Maire, our president, met Susan Boyle in Dublin recently and Susan,who is a great friend of the CGA, sends her very best wishes to everyone and the message is  ” Keep up the good work and God bless you all.”

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Will our Grandchildren be Catholics?

May 9, 2012

Catherine Wiley, Founder, and Maire Printer, President of the Catholic Grandparents Association are preparing for the Seventh World Meeting of Families to be held in Milan in May.  Catherine will address the gathering on the subject “Will our Grandchildren be Catholics?”

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