World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
What is the World Day for Grandparents?
In 2021, Pope Francis established a Church-wide celebration World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. He wanted to highlight that those in their older years are a great gift to our world and that every generation has something to give. This year will mark the second anniversary of this day set aside to remember our grandparents and those who are elderly.
“In old age they will bear fruit”
~ Ps. 92:15
When will the World Day for Grandparents be celebrated?
In July 2023, we will celebrate the third World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly in union with the universal Church. There is so much gratitude that we have to express to our elders and it is important to welcome their participation in our parishes and take them seriously so they can see their great role in our society.
The Office of Family Life encourages all parishes to celebrate the Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Find more information about the World Day of Grandparents on social media using #ElderlyandGrandparents.
The elderly teach us to persevere in the Faith: Message by Pope Francis at the General Audience
Pastoral Message on growing older within the faith community English version
NFP Week celebrates Grandparents
Catholic Grandparents Association – Offers resources to grandparents to help them pass on the faith.