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World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly: Sunday 25th July 2021

Pope Francis has decided to institute a Church-wide celebration of a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Starting this year, it will be held on the fourth Sunday of July, close to the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols encourages us, in a short video message that young people should talk to their grandparents if they want to be a sign of hope for the world.

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Pope Francis highlighted to the Elderly that this helps them better understand that they have the vocation “to preserve our roots, to pass on the faith to the young, and to care for the little ones”.

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly: Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer for Grandparents:

Pope Francis' Letter for World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly:

Catholic Grandparents Association

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To be a grandparent is a very special role in the Church.
As you love your Grandchildren, love them enough to give them the gift of faith, by sharing your faith with them.

 

For more information on the Catholic Grandparents Association
of England & Wales, please visit their website here: