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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

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We invite mothers and grandmothers raising children with disabilities and also those who have adult children with disabilities to attend this week day retreat at Malvern Retreat Center. Click here for more information and to register on line.


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.



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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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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On January 14, 2017, Sr. Kathleen Schipani was honored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for her ministry
with persons with disabilities and the Deaf community.