St. Joseph Parish, New Paltz is beginning a chapter of the Catholic Grandparents Association which will meet monthly for one hour and provide time for prayer, support and socializing for Catholic grandparents.

The Catholic Grandparents Association is a public association of the faithful whose goal is to assist grandparents in passing on the faith to their grandchildren.  Having raised their own children in the faith and provided them with faith formation and ensured that they received the sacraments, grandparents are now faced with the mission of passing on the faith to their grandchildren, some of whom have not been baptized and are not given opportunities to practice their faith and attend faith formation programs.

Grandparents have no agenda; they simply want the best for their grandchildren. They want them to be good decent human beings, to know the difference between right and wrong, able to make good moral decisions, and if they go astray along the way, to be able to find their way back to a loving, forgiving non-judgmental God.”
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The first meeting of the Catholic Grandparents Association at St. Joseph Parish will take place on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 in the Parish Hall following the 9:00 AM Mass.

St. Joseph Parish
34 S. Chestnut Street
New Paltz, New York 12561


To learn more about the Catholic Grandparents Association, please visit their website:

If you have any questions, or are interested in starting a chapter in your parish please contact:

Sue DiSisto




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