World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly Bishop Bambera will commemorate this Day at the 10:00AM Mass in the Cathedral of St. Peter, Scranton on July 25. Pope
World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
Bishop Bambera will commemorate this Day at the 10:00AM Mass in the Cathedral of St. Peter, Scranton on July 25.
Pope Francis has dedicated Sunday, July 25 as the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
The theme for this first celebration is “I am with you always” referring to the Gospel of Saint Matthew 28:20.
To learn more, please visit the USCCB webpage for information about and resources for this celebration or contact
Jen Housel at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 570-204-2213 ext. 1104
PRAYER FOR THE FIRST WORLD DAY
FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY
I thank You, Lord, for the comfort of Your presence:
even in times of loneliness,
You are my hope and my confidence,
You have been my rock and my fortress since my youth!
I thank You for having given me a family
and for having blessed me with a long life.
I thank You for moments of joy and difficulty,
for the dreams that have already come true in my life
and for those that are still ahead of me.
I thank You for this time of renewed fruitfulness
to which You call me.
Increase, O Lord, my faith,
make me a channel of your peace,
teach me to embrace those who suffer more than me,
to never stop dreaming
and to tell of your wonders to new generations.
Protect and guide Pope Francis and the Church,
that the light of the Gospel might reach the ends of the earth.
Send Your Spirit, O Lord, to renew the world,
that the storm of the pandemic might be calmed,
the poor consoled and wars ended.
Sustain me in weakness and help me to live life to the full
in each moment that You give me,
in the certainty that you are with me every day,
even until the end of the age.
(Sunday) 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM