“A society truly welcomes life when it recognizes that it is also precious in old age, in disability, in serious illness and even when it is fading.” (Pope Francis at General Audience, June 15)
On July 24th, 2022 we will celebrate the second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Pope Francis’ goal of creating this yearly world day was to bring attention to our need to care for our elderly. The Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life has prepared some excellent material for the day. Pope Francis’ message for this year is included below, as is a prayer.
The Office for Family Ministry has also created a Family Memory Book and trivia game, both of which might be a great activity for families to undertake on this special day, or at some other time, to remember their family roots. It is a great book to fill in with grandparents. The document is included below and looks best when printed in colour; it is meant to be printed using the two sided feature on printers. If you would like a printed copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to print you one. The trivia is also included, below.