Pope Francis proclaimed the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly to be celebrated on the fourth Sunday in July each year – July 24 in 2022. The Day is marked near the Feast of Sts Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. Parishes, schools, aged care facilities and other ministries were encouraged to find creative ways to celebrate the contribution of older people to their families and communities.
Reflections from around the diocese can be read below:
Geraldine Mugavin rsm:
Being invited to write to acknowledge World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly was a bit of a shock. Click here for more.
It can be said that grandparents and the elderly have a significant impact on the values that people cherish and live their lives by. Read more.
On May 21, 2022 our suspense was finally over and our much anticipated new baby granddaughter arrived into the world. Click here for more.
Since I was invited to write a few words about my ‘take’ on being an older person, mother of two and grandmother of two, I’ve been mulling over what that means to me. Read more.
Other information can be accessed here.