WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY

Calendar
Non-CWL
Date
24 Jul 2022

Description

The second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated on Sunday, July 24, 2022. As described in his official message, Pope Francis invites everyone to celebrate this day so that we ensure “no one lives this day in loneliness.” The theme chosen by the Holy Father for the occasion is "In old age they will still bear fruit" (Ps 92:15).

It was announced that the Apostolic Penitentiary has granted the Plenary Indulgence to all the elderly who participate in the World Day liturgies, and to all those who in the days immediately preceding or following the World Day visit an elderly person who is alone. The visit, in fact, writes Pope Francis in his message for World Day, "is a work of mercy in our time!" 

  • Message from Pope Francis for second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
  • Catechesis on Old Age
  • Prayer for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
  • Pastoral Guidelines (includes directions on visiting the lonely elderly, preparation of the day with the elderly, preparing for the day with young people, prayers of the faithful, liturgical notes, and plenary indulgence for the occasion) 
  • Official Logo of World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly