SVDP Promotes Vincentian Grandparents on National Grandparent’s Day

by | Jul 29, 2017 | News

Grandparent’s Day is September 10, 2017!

Councils & Conferences start planning your Diocese-wide Grandparent’s Day event now, and let the good times shared by our Vincentians continue through our national SVdP Grandparent’s Day promotion, “Celebrating Our Adult Grandchildren!” Share your Vincentian Spirituality with your young adult grandchildren and friends! Isn’t that the best kept family secret? For more information about how to celebrate this special day, see below!

Many families in the United States observe National Grandparents Day on the first Sunday of September after Labor Day. Vincentian Grandparents, invite your 21-39 year old young adult grandchildren, great- grandchildren and their friends to spend the day with you!

National Grandparents Day was signed into law in 1978. A presidential proclamation on September 6, 1979, made this day official – it designated Sunday, September 9, 1979, as National Grandparents Day. It is celebrated the first Sunday in September after Labor Day; for people, groups and Organizations to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

The National Council invites all Diocesan and District Councils to host a young adult gathering/social for Grandparents Day. Be creative! Let us know your plans and ideas we would be like to share them! Contact your Council president to make it happen!

Here are some host ideas:

  • Celebrate mass together
  • Ice cream social
  • Service project activity
  • Potluck meal
  • Tea party
  • EWTN viewing party (or other Society video)
  • Other ideas? Let us know!

Let’s find out from our young adult grandchildren what SVdP events and service activities will draw them back in the future!

For help planning a Grandparents Day at your Council please contact Julie Witzel at jwitzel@svdpusa.org.

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