The second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly is celebrated on 24th July this year. The theme is 'In old age they will still bear fruit' (Psalm 92:15).

We are invited on this day to visit or accompany an elderly person living alone. The Church offers a plenary indulgence to all elderly persons who participate in the celebration of this day in person or virtually, and to all who visit or accompany the elderly on or around this day. Those wishing to obtain the plenary indulgence for themselves, or for the souls in purgatory, must also fulfill the usual conditions of receiving Holy Communion, going to Confession and praying for the Pope's intentions.

Pope Francis established the World Day for Grandparents in 2021 as an annual celebration to take place on the fourth Sunday of July, around the feast of St Joachim and St Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. 

Below are resources for the celebration of the day. Additional resources are also available from the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.