Fostering the full inclusion of people with disabilities
Serving as a pastoral resource for parishes and individuals
Providing welcome and access to persons with disabilities
into the life of the Church
Inclusion Mass Workshop: This workshop will be offered on October 15, 2016 from 9:30 am to noon at the St. John Chrysostom Parish, Walingford. The presenters will be Fr. Ed Hallinan and the team from St. John's. The Parish Team of St. John Chrysostom will present how they have adapted a parish Sunday Liturgy to support the attendance and participation of children and adults with disabilities and their families. Resources will be shared. Parish Contacts for the Office for Persons with Disabilities, clergy and other parish leaders are encouraged to attend. For more information or to RSVP click here.
Stand Up for Life Dinner
The pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia STAND UP FOR LIFE dinner this year, will have Karen Gaffney as the featured speaker. Karen is the first person with Down Syndrome to complete a relay swim of the English Channel and the first to receive an honorary doctoral degree. The event is on November 20, 2016 at the Center City Sheraton. For on line registration and tickets for the dinner click here.
Poor Prenatal Diagnosis Support
If a Prenatal Diagnosis is poor, you are not alone. Lily’s Gift, is a network of concerned parents and professionals who have experienced or worked closely with issues surrounding poor prenatal diagnosis.
In the News
Recent Articles about the Catholic Church and Persons with Disabilities: