Our Lady of Confidence Retreat coming up!
Our Lady of Confidence Christian Retreat for Persons with Disabilities: A three day retreat at Malvern Retreat House has been scheduled for October 8, 9 & 10, 2019 for adults with disabilities. The retreat is geared for adults with intellectual, physical or emotional disabilities. The retreat directors are Fr. Jim McGuinn and Fr. Mike Speziale and the theme is: We All Belong. If you or someone you know would enjoy a three day retreat that includes having your faith in God refreshed and strengthened click below for the brochure and registration form. If you would like to be a volunteer companion on this retreat contact Jenny Mars at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OLC brochure / Registration/Medical Form
Religious Sign App for Families
The Religious Signs for Families APP- Now Available!
This App produced by the Deaf Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is a fun way to learn signs for religious words and to teach young children how to pray in American Sign Language. This App can be used by Deaf and hearing as a way to encourage families to pray together in American Sign Language. It can be used in homes and classrooms. It is a great resource for those who have Intellectual Disability and use functional signs.
All the adult models are Deaf and all the children are Deaf or Children of Deaf Adults (CODA’s). This is a great way to have the whole family learn to pray in ASL. The App is captioned and voiced in English and Spanish. To learn more about the App go to www.ReligiousASLApp.org
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.
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.