Catholic Grandparents Association

 Do not forget these things… or let them slip from your heart… teach them rather to your children and to your children’s children (Deut 4:9)

The clarion call sounds for catholic grandparents in the Portsmouth diocese, to unite in prayer for their grandchildren, both near and far. The miracles and successes of parishes where the CGA is already established, is a treasure to be both celebrated and emulated. The grandparents meet:
Meeting Date
Christ Church
St Colman’s Church, Cosham
2nd Tuesday of the month
After 9.15am Mass
Holy Family Church, Southampton
2nd Saturday of the month
St John’s Cathedral, Portsmouth
2nd Wednesday of the Month
After 12.15pm Mass
St Joseph's Church,  Southampton
3rd Thursday of the Month
Before the 12pm Mass
St Michael & All Angels Church, Leigh Park
2nd Tuesday of the month
After 10am Mass

Why  Catholic Grandparents? Why do you come to pray with other grandparents once a month?


 ‘It gives us and others an opportunity to pry together and share our concerns about our children & grandchildren ‘ Martin & Jan (6 grandchildren) St Michael & All Angels, Leigh Park


‘ I come for the sense of unity of purpose. Praying with other grandparents is helpful’ John (2 grandchildren) St John’s Cathedral


‘I would like to come to join the St Johns Cathedral prayer group in September because although I pray for all my grandchildren all the time, its powerful to pray in a group’.  Margaret (8 grandchildren ) St Swithuns’ Parishioner


‘I haven’t been able to attend as often as I would have liked to due to health problems. All my grandchildren are irreligious and I have to try to understand them. I come to the grandparents group because every prayer helps. It would be terrible if I hadn’t got my faith’. Gervais (4 grandchildren) St John’s Cathedral


‘ Our grandchildren are so in need of prayers because a whole generation has slipped through the net.  I pray with others to be together in one mind and heart. This is so needed as so many have wandered from the Truth and there’s so much pointing them in the wrong direction. We know that with the Rosary, we have a powerful weapon against the evil one. Our Lady herself has told us that the Rosary disarms him. She says this in Medjugorge.  Val ( 10 grandchildren & 1 great grandchildren) St Colmans



We hope to encourage other grandparents in the Diocese in the Autumn to join in these ongoing  prayers for All the grandchildren in the Diocese. We are visiting St Bedes in Basingstoke




 News Bulletin for April 2019 


Past Newsletters:  
News Bulletin for January 2018

News Bulletin for February 2019
News Bulletin for March 2019 


Granparents Prayer



 Catholic Grandparents Association

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