FORT PIERCE  |  For many of today’s grandparents, passing on a legacy of faith to this generation is both loving and challenging.

Census data shows that 42 percent of grandparents are “grandparent caregivers,” directly raising young children, the highest percentage being in the south. The Catholic Grandparents Association is encouraging parishes to celebrate World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, Sunday, July 25, under the banner of their mission statement, “To help grandparents pass on the faith and to keep prayer at the heart of family life.” The designation comes after two decades of direct action and planning.

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