The Catholic Grandparent Ministry invites grandparents to grow deeper in prayer for their children and grandchildren and to be authentic witnesses of Jesus. God’s plan for grandparents calls them to help their families become disciples of Jesus Christ.

Online Resources for Grandparents to Use

  • The Gen2Rev Storybook: A Walk through the Catholic Bible. This book, recommended for children in Grades K-8, tells the story of salvation from God’s creation of the world in Genesis to Revelation.
  • Brother Francis DVDs for children ages 2-8. These DVDs teach children the faith and are exciting, very educational, and modern.
  • Holy Heroes “Glory Stories.” Each Glory Story focuses on the life of a saint. Holy Heroes also created a dramatized stations of the cross and their website is filled with games and books that help teach the faith.
  • Tell Me About the Catholic Faith Children’s Bible and Catechism by Ignatius Press. This is perfect for children ages 6 and up. It is very colorful and incorporates both the Old and New Testaments as well as simple Catechesis.
  • Totally Catholic: A Catechism for Kids and Their Parents and Teachers. This is for kids 9 and up. It is easy to read, thorough and very interactive.
  • Once Upon a Time Saints book series by Ignatius Press. There are four books in this series and they make the lives of the saints come to life.
  • “Tell All Souls About My Mercy: Conversations from the Diary of St. Faustina” DVD by Mother of Mercy Messengers.

Books for Grandparents to Read

Look for these resources at your local, Catholic bookstore!

  • Head & Heart: Becoming Spiritual Leaders for Your Family by Katie Warner
  • Prayers for Grandparents by Catherine Wiley
  • The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming by Henri J.M. Nouwen
  • The Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World by Henri J.M. Nouwen
  • Grandparents are Forever by Carolyn Gutowski
  • Creative Grandparenting Across the Miles: Ideas for Sharing Love, Faith, and Family Traditions by Patricia L. Fry
  • GrandLoving: Making Memories with Your Grandchildren: Babies to Teens – Near or Farby Sue Johnson, Julie Carlson & Elizabeth Bower
  • Long-Distance Grandparenting: Connecting with Your Grandchildren from Afar by Wilma Willis Gore
  • The Essential Grandparent: A Guide to Making a Difference by Dr. Lillian Carson
  • Know Me, Hold Me, Sing to Me: What My Grandchild Taught Me about God by Kathleen O’Connell Chesto
  • Rich in Years: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Long Life by Johann Christoph Arnold
  • Return: How to Draw your Child Back to the Church by Brandon Vogt


Grandparent Testimony

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Grandparent Testimony

“Intentionally Praying for our Grandchildren” by Fr. Jonathan Kelly

“Pope Francis and the Role for Grandparents in the Family & Parish” by Bishop Andrew Cozzens

“How to Pass on the Faith: Working with our Grandchildren and Adult Children” by Judy Cozzens

“What is God’s message to Grandparents” by Jeff Cavins

“Intergenerational Faith: A Key to Reviving Our Spiritual Heritage” by Katherine Kersten

Grandparent Encouragement Video

Grandparent Conference 8-26-17: Father Donald Conroy