Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine

Newry Cathedral News

Catholic Grandparents Association: Grandparents Pilgrimage, Knock Shrine 2019

The 2018 pilgrimage will take place on Sunday 8th of September at the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. This annual pilgrimage is a special day for grandparents and families, and a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the great contribution that grandparents make to Church, to family, and to society in teaching and passing on the faith.

Many Catholics can testify to the profound influence of a Grandparent and the development and nurturing of their own faith. The seeds your Grandparents plant in childhood may not seem to bloom for some time, but they go deep into the soil.

This is the only purpose of The Catholic Grandparents Association, to help and support Grandparents in their great task. Grandparents were never as important as they are today at this critical time to the church, the family and society

The pilgrimage begins with the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm. The Pilgrimage Mass follows at 3.00pm with Chief Celebrant Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin.

We look forward to welcoming each and every one of you personally in Knock so that Grandparents everywhere can be honoured and thanked.

If we can be of further assistance to you in any way please contact Connie at

May St Joachim and St Anne, Parents of Mary and Grandparents of Jesus, bless you and all families.

Your sincerely

Catherine Wiley

Founder, Catholic Grandparents Association