Launching the initiative last December, Catherine Wiley, Founder of the CGA said, “If the pandemic has taught us anything it has taught us how much we have missed being together in family gatherings, at parish and other social gatherings. The pandemic has also shown just how capable and inventive we have become at creating these gathering spaces for ourselves online. Grandparents have themselves embraced technology in new ways during the pandemic. We are now offering a social and spiritual space for grandparents to meet online once a month to chat, to offer prayers and intentions and to just be together in the spirit of faith.
“It is hoped that Grandparents’ Faith Cafés will grow and spread within dioceses and existing CGA ministries as a way of connecting grandparents to each other and to their faith. When the pandemic has passed it is hoped to also translate the Faith Cafés to actual gatherings locally in parishes and in dioceses.”
All are welcome to attend the Faith Café from 7.30pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday 9 February. Registration is open now and is free of charge – email firstname.lastname@example.org.