Ms Catherine Wiley

Mrs Catherine WileyCatherine Wiley, founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association, is a native of Castlebar, County Mayo. Married to Stewart for 44 years, Catherine is a grandmother of ten.  

She has spent most of her adult life outside Ireland. She now lives in Walsingham in England, where she started the Grandparents' Pilgrimage in 2002.

The Catholic Grandparents Association is a group of people united by a belief in the importance of the vocation of grandparents. We assist grandparents in providing a crucial link in passing on the faith. We do this chiefly by organising annual grandparents' pilgrimages worldwide , holding grandparents' days in school, promoting our Children’s Prayer Appeal and by distributing the special Prayer for Grandparents which Pope Benedict XVI wrote at our request.

“Lord Jesus Look with love on Grandparents the world over. They are a source of enrichment for families, for the Church and for all of society.”

Title of event Will our Grandchildren be Catholics?
Description of event Workshop
The Catholic Grandparents Association was set up specifically to help Grandparents pass on their faith and to keep prayer at the heart of Family Life.This presentation explores practical ways that can help Grandparents fulfill their role of passing on their most precious gift of faith in a world that is increasingly hostile to those beliefs. It seeks to offer solace and guidance to grandparents and families who are separated. Provides a forum for Grandparents to interact, share ideas and draw on collective wisdom and experience.Our Holy Father Pope Benedict the XV1 wrote a special Universal prayer at the request of the Catholic Grandparents Association to help Grandparents in this great task.This prayer will be available  for all attending.
Date of event Tuesday 12th June
Language English

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