25 July 2021: first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly

“I am with you always”

The CAs of the world thank Pope Francis for promoting the first  World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on Sunday 25 July entrusted to the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life. We participated in the Holy Mass and the Angelus, we involved the many grandparents of AC and of our parishes, renewing the commitment that Pope Francis asked of us on 27 April 2017.



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.

Message of Pope Francis

In prayer with the Pope from all over the world
Dicastery for Laity Family and Life

Vatican News

Pope Francis to IFCA (27.04.2017)

All of you can go out on mission, even if not everyone can go into the streets or the countryside.

It is important to give a special place to the elderly who have been members for a long time or have recently joined. They could well be the contemplative and intercessory section within the various sections of Catholic Action.

They can build up a store of prayer and grace for the mission. This is true of the sick as well. God listens to their prayer with special affection.

May all of them feel that they have a part to play, and realize that they can be active and useful.

CA Argentina

“I am with you always”