CGA (age 50 plus)

Upcoming Events:

January 9:  Our speaker will be Peter Buttress. He was born in England in 1932 and lived in London during World War II.  Seen through the eyes of a child ages 7 to 13, he tells of his experiences. He immigrated to the US when he was 21 after serving in the Royal Air Force; graduated from Alfred University with a major in English; worked for IBM for 30 years; pursued a 20-year career writing for newspapers in CT, MA, and SC. He has also authored two children's books. Should be interesting. 

January 26:  Is our Annual Chili Cookoff which is always entertaining. We'll again have our raffle for "exciting prizes" so start collecting donations from your closets, friends, and family for this hit. More information to come. 

February 13:  We are having a speaker from the Diocese who will speak on "End of Life" issues. This meeting will be from 10:00 a.m. until noon when we will adjourn for Mass and then our potluck lunch. I will send more details as I receive them. 

March 13:  Our speaker is Sandra Olson who has a varied career from being an active duty Officer in the U.S. Air Force; a Dale Carnegie Instructor; and has spent 30 years in a Retirement Living Marketing environment. She's going to speak to us on "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda" and how that affects our lives. 

April 10:  JR Fennell is our speaker. He is a historian with a varied background currently working with the Lexington Museum.  He will be giving us a history of Lexington which for most of us will definitely be enlightening. 

 

Catholic Golden Age is the largest association for Catholics 50 and “better”.  We dedicated ourselves to providing the latest information on important issues that concern elder Catholics.  In 1975, Catholic Golden Age was incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a non-profit organization.  Since our inception in 1975, over 1,250,000 people have enrolled as members.
 
Recent estimates place the number of “over-50” Catholics at close to 17,000,000 and with the “graying” of America that number will only increase over the next few years.  CGA has the full backing and support of the Catholic Church and hierarchy in the United States.   Since its incorporation, CGA has boasted a Board of Directors of prominent clergy and laypersons and an Honorary board that included the late Jane Wyatt and Rev. Theodore A. Hesburgh, former President of Notre Dame University, and the late Helen Hayes.
 
Through the CGA Foundation, a charitable organization funded by CGA, CGA has made significant financial contributions to Catholic causes, which has helped to win CGA widespread esteem in the eyes of the Church.
 
CGA is unique among organizations for older Americans because it has a spiritual dimension.  An annual Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. is held each August, celebrated by the U.S. hierarchy of the Catholic Church.  CGA sponsors a Million Candles for Peace observance on this occasion that has been widely publicized in the Catholic press.
 
CGA also publishes CGA World, a newsletter that discusses the issues facing elderly Catholics in the United States. 

 

 

Contact:

Jeannette Munnett, 803-808-7559

Meetings:

Second Wednesday of each month in the parish hall starting in September and ending in May.

Everyone is invited, you do not have to be a member!

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