How important grandparents are for family life, for passing on the human and religious heritage which is so essential for each and every society! – Pope Francis
All grandparents are invited to participate in a day to celebrate the important role of grandparenting in family life. Connect with other grandparents and hear from dynamic speakers on how to leave a legacy of faith for your children and grandchildren. The day includes keynotes, breakout sessions, Mass with Archbishop Jackels, lunch, and more. The Archdiocesan “Grandparenting: Leaving a Legacy of Faith” conference will take place on Saturday, August 25th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at St. Mary’s in Waverly. Learn more and register by August 13th at www.dbqarch.org/grandparent-day. For questions, contact Matt Selby, Director of Marriage and Family Life, at (800) 876-3546, ext. 233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are social media tiles that may be used to both promote the event and draw attention to the importance of grandparents:
For recommended resources for Catholic Grandparenting, click here. Many of these resources could be used for parish grandparenting small groups or prayer groups.
For a blessing of grandparents from the USCCB, click here.
For a blessing and prayers for grandparents, written by Deacon Gary and Kay Aitchison, click here.