On Sunday, July 25 at 10am, Cardinal Gregory celebrates Mass at the Cathedral for the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly - the day before the Feast of Saints Joachim and & Anne, the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Join us in the Cathedral or via the livestream on the Archdiocese of Washington YouTube channel. Find more information. Watch Pope Francis' Message for this special celebration.
- Message from Pope Francis on the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly (English) (en español)
- Prayer for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly (English) (en español)
- Words of Pope Francis on the Elderly (English) (en español)
"In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells the Apostles, 'Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you' (28:19-20). These words are also addressed to us today. ... Think about it: what is our vocation today, at our age? To preserve our roots, to pass on the faith to the young and to care for the little ones. Never forget this." (Pope Francis)