On Sunday, July 24, 2022, the Second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated throughout the universal Church. The theme chosen by the Holy Father for the occasion is "In old age they will still bear fruit" (Psalm 92:15) and intends to emphasize how grandparents and the elderly are a value and a gift both for society and for ecclesial communities.
The theme is also an invitation to reconsider and value grandparents and the elderly who are too often kept on the margins of families, civil and ecclesial communities. Their experience of life and faith can contribute, in fact, to building societies that are aware of their roots and capable of dreaming of a future based on greater solidarity.
The Office of Family Ministry invites you to join our celebration! The day will begin with 11:00 a.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop Donald Hanchon, followed by hotdogs, Kona Ice, and plenty of family-friendly fun. Don’t forget to invite your grandparents, aunts, uncles, and anyone else who has planted strong roots in your family or community, to this free event.