World Day for Grandparents & the Elderly
World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly – Grandparents and Elderly are a Value and a Gift.
On July 24, the Church celebrates the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Established by Pope Francis in January 2021, the observance is celebrated each year on the fourth Sunday of July, coinciding with the feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s parents and Jesus’ grandparents, Ss. Joachim and Anne.
The theme for this year’s World Day is “In old age they will still bear fruit” (Psalm 92:15) and emphasizes how grandparents and the elderly are a value and a gift both for society and for parish communities.
The pope’s entire message can be found here. It’s well worth a read: https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/nonni/documents/20220503-messaggio-nonni-anziani.html