World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

Catholic Grandparents Association
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Blessing of Grandparents
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Prayer for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
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A video message from Pope Francis
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Pope Benedict XVI Prayer for Grandparents
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From Ligouri Publications
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The Catholic Grandparents Handbook
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Ideas to celebrate:

1. Create a book of remembrance for all grandparents and elderly to be held in prayer at the Masses July 24/25

2. Create a grandparent gallery of parishioners with their grandkids/special friends

3. Say a blessing over grandparents at all Masses

4. If CDC guidelines permit,host a celebratory coffee hour for the seniors in the parish

5. Gather memories for the parish website or Facebook page

6. Invite kids to interview their grandparents

7. Create a online cookbook of grandparents’ special recipes

8. Begin a book club exploring The Catholic Grandparents’ Handbook by Lorene Hanley Duquin

9. Have an ice cream social and arts and crafts day for seniors in the parish to be paired with families in an “adopt a grandparent” experience

10. Create prayer pals through which families will pray for a special senior