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Archbishop Eamon Martin invites grandparents and grandchildren to share and record their 2020 stories

Encouraged by Pope Francis, Archbishop Eamon Martin invites grandparents and grandchildren to share their own stories this weekend – whether that’s over the phone, on social media, or by video call – about how they are “coping during the coronavirus crisis”.

2020.05.23.

Vatican conference to focus on role of the elderly

“I see this conference as an endorsement of the key role the elderly play in our Church and in society today. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recognised that critical role when he wrote a special Prayer for Grandparents in 2008” - Bishop Denis Nulty.

2020.01.29.

Christmas message 2019 from Bishop Kevin Doran

My thoughts turn to families in our own diocese who have welcomed the birth of a child during this past year and to those who are expecting a baby in the near future – Bishop Kevin Doran.

2019.12.20.

We need to challenge throwaway attitude towards the elderly, warns Bishop of Elphin

“A society that has no room for the elderly or discards them because they create problems has a deadly virus.”

2019.09.09.

Grandparents support retention of Eighth Amendment

Grandparents understand the challenges that face their daughters and sons as parents, “because we have lived similar challenges in our own lives”.

2018.03.20.

The wisdom and experience of the elderly

“He calls us to follow Him in every age of life, and old age has a grace and a mission too, a true vocation from the Lord. Old age is a vocation” - Pope Francis

2017.12.10.

Point out what is right and wrong, Archbishop tells grandparents in Knock

By word and example you can teach your children and grandchildren that families are built on mutual love, respect, loyalty, sincerity, trust and cooperation.

2017.09.11.

Grandparents can play a key role in catechesis

Bishop Brendan Leahy urges grandparents to help their grandchildren in the faith at 2015 Catholic Grandparents Pilgrimage in Knock.

2015.09.15.

Call for worldwide celebration of Grandparents

A dedicated day for grandparents would recognise that “grandparents are the anchor in families - they are anchored by faith.”

2015.07.18.

Regular Mass attendance at 20% in Down & Connor

"Parents and grandparents today need our ongoing support and challenge to live up to the promises they undertake on behalf of their children” - Bishop Treanor.

2015.05.20.

Pope Francis prays for missing Air Asia passengers

On the feast of the Holy Family, Pontiff urges all to pray for families facing difficulties and who lack unity.

2014.12.29.

Catholic Grandparents Association founder meets Pope

Grandparents are the wisdom of a family, Pope Francis states.

2013.11.01.

Catholic Grandparents Association celebrates 10 years

Sr Breege McKenna gives keynote address at Knock pilgrimage.

2013.09.10.

Pope pays tribute to grandparents’ role in passing on faith

Catholic Grandparents Association launches new branch in the Philippines.

2013.07.29.
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