Parish Religious Education & Sacramental Preparation

The Office for Persons with Disabilities (OPD) collaborates with the Office of Catechetical Formation (OCF) to assist parishes in access and inclusion of individuals with disabilities in parish religious education programs. The staff of OCF and OPD work together to: gather, develop, and share resources to assist DRE/CRE’s and catechists; promote the Religious Education model of inclusion for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia; and provide ongoing educational and professional development for catechists and Directors and Coordinators of Religious Education in the area of inclusion. The OPD also collaborates with the Office for Divine Worship in welcoming persons with disabilities to full participation in the Sacraments.

Resources for Inclusive Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)

Webinar on Prayer and Children with Disabilities

Power Points:

Prayer: Assisting Children to Learn & Memorize Prayers Power Point 3.4.17

Handouts from the 3.4.17 Workshop
WS.Prayer.Handouts 3.4.17
Preparing Children with Disabilities to Attend & Participate at Mass Power Point  10.15.16
Widening the Welcome Religoius Education for All – NCCL Power Point  5.24.2016

NEW APP:  Religious Signs for Families