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    Fostering the full inclusion of people with disabilities

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    Serving as a pastoral resource for parishes and individuals

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    Providing welcome and access to persons with disabilities

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     into the life of the Church

Webinar on Praying with Children with Disabilities

prayer-disabilites-1Visit the USCCB Educational/Catechetical Leadership Institute to view this webinar on Praying with Children with Disabilities by Sister Kathleen Schipani and Father Bill Gillum's webinar on Awakening Spiritual Dimensions within persons with  significant intellectual disabilities.  Click here and scroll down for webinars.



Stand Up for Life Dinner

070925_karen_gaffneyThe 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.

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In the News

Recent ArticlesALP_D810_150926_187 about the Catholic Church and Persons with Disabilities:

Out of the Shadows - American Magizine

Assessing Full Participation within Places of Worship - ND Church Life Journal


Parish Contact Program

Currently, over 110 Parish Contacts act on behalf of persons with disabilities to assist the pastor in his role of inviting people to full membership and to share fully in the life of the Parish. Each contact is appointed by the Pastor to serve as a liaison between persons with disabilities and their parish and between the parish and the Department for Pastoral Care for Persons with Disabilities. If your parish does not have a parish contact or would like to appoint a new contact, please submit the PCPD Parish Contact Form.

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