July 23-24 is scheduled to be the weekend the universal Church celebrates the Second Annual World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly! This year, the theme is based off of Psalm 92:15, “In old age they will still bear fruit.”
On this page are materials and resources from Pope Francis regarding how to prepare, celebrate, and learn about this occasion.
For more info, go to the USCCB page linked below.
Prayer for the Second Annual World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY
I give thanks to you, Lord,
For the blessing of a long life
For, to those who take refuge in You,
Grant always to bear fruit.
Forgive, O Lord,
Resignation and disillusionment,
But forsake me not
When my strength declines.
Teach me to look with hope
To the future you give me,
To the mission you entrust to me
And to sing your praises without end.
Make me a tender craftsman
Of Your revolution,
To guard with love my grandchildren
And all the little ones who seek shelter in You.
Protect, O Lord, Pope Francis
And grant Thy Church
To deliver the world from loneliness.
Direct our steps in the way of peace.