Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Pope Francis has asked Catholics around the world join in solidarity to celebrate the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Our Holy Father has chosen the theme #IamWithYouAlways for this inaugural celebration. It will be held each year on the fourth Sunday of July, close to the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. I’m asking that our local Church joyfully participate this year and every year. Please join me in thanking God for grandparents, the elderly and the many ways they enrich our lives! May God bless you!