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December 2019

BAMBINELLI SUNDAY Gaudete 15th December

December 15

A Christmas Blessing for Baby Jesus We bring you greetings of faith, love, hope and prayer from the Catholic Grandparents Association in this beautiful season of Advent. Please find below a poster inviting children, families, schools and Parishes to participate in this age old tradition celebrated by our Holy Father, of bringing their "BAMBINELLI' baby Jesus to Saint Peters Square to be blessed on Gaudete Sunday. This beautiful inspiring tradition was first introduced by Pope Saint John Paul II over 30 years ago. We know that many, many Churches, particularly in Ireland, have adopted this tradition with great excitement, enthusiasm…

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January 2020

The richness of many years of life

January 29, 2020 - January 31, 2020

The Dicastery is organizing the first international conference for the pastoral care of the elderly. The event will be held in Rome from 29 – 31 January 2020. The program is already available. Pope Francis loves the elderly and, from the beginning of his pontificate, and on numerous occasions, he has emphasized their indispensable role in dialogue with young people, in the transmission of the faith and in the youths’ rediscovery of their own roots. Faced with the lengthening of the average life and the aging of the population, Pope Francis affirmed that "even Christian spirituality was caught a little…

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