July 23, 2023 all-day

World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly 2023- The third World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated this year on Sunday, 23 July 2023. Pope Francis inaugurated this World Day to be celebrated by the universal Church each July, either on or near the liturgical Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, grandparents of Jesus, to help “treasure the spiritual and human wealth that has been handed down from generation to generation.” The theme chosen by Pope Francis for this year’s World Day is “His mercy is from age to age” (Luke 1:50), This theme is particularly well suited to the upcoming World Youth Day in Lisbon, which will take place from 1 to 6 August 2023. The CCCB has produced a short video available in English & French on their YouTube channel and has posted some additional resources at https://www.cccb.ca/faith-moral-issues/family-and-life/grandparents-and-the-elderly/.