Grandparents Evening of Reflection


Event details

  • July 24, 2017
  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • St. Joseph Hall 315 S. Warren Avenue Malvern, PA 19355
  • 610-644-0400

The blessings of grand-parenthood are often the theme of our Holy Father Pope Francis who said, “one of the most beautiful things in life, in the family, in our lives, is caressing a child and letting yourself be caressed by a grandfather or a grandmother.” (9/28/14) Deacon David, a grandfather, will share both the blessings and challenges of being a source of wisdom and love for our young family members.

SCHAFFER David 2015Directed by: Deacon David Schaffer

Deacon David Schaffer was ordained a permanent deacon in May 1986. He currently serves at Saint John Neumann Parish. Deacon David is a graduate of Neumann University with at Masters in Pastoral Counseling and a Masters in Religious Studies from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Deacon David worked for many years at the Archdiocesan Office Center in the areas of Family Life, Respect Life and Evangelization.  Deacon Schaffer and his wife Mary, now deceased, raised two children, and he has two grandsons. He has presented various workshops in the areas of family life and respect life, as well as directing numerous retreats. Deacon believes the words of Pope Francis who wrote in his recent Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of Love, Very often it is grandparents who ensure that the most important values are passed down to their grandchildren, . . .Their words, their affection or simply their presence help (grand)children to realize that history did not begin with them, that they are now part of an age-old pilgrimage and that they need to respect all that came before them. [para 192]

Cost:  $35, including dinner

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