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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

Upcoming Workshop

Loyola Award 3Inclusion 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

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


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