Pope Francis has announced the 2nd Annual World Day of Prayer for Grandparents and Seniors on the fourth Sunday of July, near the feast day of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. It will be celebrated on Sunday, July 24. The theme chosen by Pope Francis for this year is “In old age they will still bear fruit” (Psalm 92:15).

OLR will be celebrating our Grandparents and Seniors at each Mass the weekend of July 23/24. There will be a reception on Saturday, July 23, after the Anticipated Mass in Guadalupe Hall for the grandparents and elderly of our parish. Email the parish office at olr@charlestondiocese.org for more information.

Following is a link to the NCR article about the special indulgence that the Holy See has offered for Grandparent’s Day.