Pope Francis has instituted the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will take place each year on the fourth Sunday in July, close to the feast of St Joachim and St Anne, the grandparents of Jesus, on 26th July. This year, for the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, the theme is, 'I am with you always'.

On this page, you can find resources to help celebrate the day, including the Pope's message for the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly and a reflection by Deacon Roger Carr-Jones about the gift of 'Autumn' as a season of life.