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Castlebar grandmother Catherine Wiley, who is the founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association, met Pope Francis at the Vatican last Sunday. Speaking after the meeting, Ms Wiley said, “I felt very blessed, honoured and emotional. I hope this will create awareness of the calling of grandparents and their vital role in society.”
The Catholic Grandparents’ Association is hosting a social gathering in the Castlecourt Hotel, Westport, on May 8. The event is open to the public and there is no admission fee.
Ten thousand people are expected to flock to Knock on Sunday September 9 for the sixth annual National Grandparents’ Pilgrimage.
The Catholic Grandparents Association is spreading across the world like wildfire in the wake of recent high-profile appearances at the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin and at the World Family Congress in Milan.
Catherine Wiley, a grandmother from Mayo, has addressed the World Family Congress in Milan this May, asking: “Will our grandchildren be Catholics?”
This Sunday (September 11) thousands of grandparents are expected to attend the annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage in Knock hosted by the Catholic Grandparents Association. The Archbishop of Tuam, Dr Michael Neary, will be the chief celebrant with Fr Benny McHale as the homilist. EWTN’s Kathy Sinnott will deliver a reflection. Liam Lawton and Ann Marie Gibbons are guest singers with music under the direction of Finola Higgins-Cosgrove.
Preparations are under way for the annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Sunday September 11. Upwards of 15,000 pilgrims are expected to Knock on one of the shrine’s busiest days of the year. Archbishop Michael Neary from Tuam will celebrate Mass at 3pm, which will be preceded by the Anointing of the Sick at 2pm and followed by the Rosary.
Catholic grandparents from all over Ireland are set to explore ways of passing on the faith to their grandchildren at a special workshop in Mayo next month.
More than 10,000 grandmothers and grandfathers from all over Ireland are expected to converge on Knock Shrine on Sunday next for the largest pilgrimage of its type in the world — and 13 year-old Ireland’s Got Talent winner Chloe Coyle will perform with her mentor Dana as part of the celebration.
Thousands of Irish primary schoolchildren will soon find themselves sitting beside unlikely classroom companions – their own grandparents.