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
Webinar on Praying with Children with Disabilities
Visit 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
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:
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.