About 250 grandparents from 12 Dioceses attended the first Philippine Convention of the Catholic Grandparents Association (CGA), an international association of grandparents which opened yesterday, August 11,2016, at Mountain Rock Resort Hotel, Lipa City, Batangas. The convention started with the celebration of the Holy Mass at 1:30 in the afternoon which was presided by Lipa Archbishop Ramon C. Arguelles, DD STL.
Bishop Gilbert Garcera of the Diocese of Daet, and Chairperson of the ECFL, is the Keynote Speaker who will deliver his talk on “The Grandparents in the Heart of the Holy Father” in the morning of the second day.
Bishop Maralit of Boac will officiate the Mass in the afternoon of August 12. Archbishop Socrates Villegas will officiate the Closing Mass on Saturday, August 13, 2016.
The CGA is present in five Dioceses and 1 Archdiocese in the Philippines.