This Sunday, July 25 2021 is the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly,
declared by Pope Francis. – (One day before the Feast Day of Saints Joachim and
The theme of this first World Day is “I am with you always” (cf. Mt 28:20). Here is a
video from CCCB that highlights the theme. “It seeks to encourage young people,
families, and communities to draw near and to spend time with grandparents and the
elderly, cherishing their essential role for the Church and society.”
Video – https://www.cccb.ca/faith-moral-issues/family-and-life/grandparents-and-the-
More resources developed by the the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life in
preparation for the special day are :
Pastoral Guidelines for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
A Prayer for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
Liturgy Notes for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
A Message from the CCCB Standing Committee for Family and Life First World Day for
Grandparents and the Elderly (pdf)
Kindly share this information as far as wide you can with your friends, families.
God bless the grandparents and the elderly in all our parishes.
We keep them in our prayers.
Blessings on you! Have a wonderful week end.