Dear Friends and Parishioners,
This past week we celebrated World Day of Prayer for Grandparents. In his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis stated:
“Grandparents and grandchildren, the elderly and youth together showed one of the beautiful sides of the Church, and showed the alliance between the generations,’’ the pontiff said in off-the-cuff remarks from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square.
“To celebrate this day, I invite celebration in every community with visits to grandparents and elderly, those who are most alone, to bring them my message, inspired by Jesus: ‘I am with you every day.’ ”
As the Church invites us to commemorate the unique role that grandparents and the elderly assume, may we continually show our love and support to a group who have much to offer us.
May every day offer us opportunities to offer our appreciation.
Through the intercession of Ss. Ann and Joachim,