Mothers Retreat: Rest & Renewal in Christ

The Mothers of Children with Disabilities Retreat: Rest & Renewal in Christ will be on Wednesday, May 8 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm at Malvern Retreat House. Heather Makowicz will lead a retreat for mothers and grandmothers who are raising children with disabilities and those who have adult children with disabilities. Heather is a mother of a young adult with special needs, certified Spiritual Director, Trauma-Informed Licensed Clinical Social Worker, seasoned retreat director and founder of Peak Encounter Ministries. The day will include a presentation by Heather, time for quiet prayer and confession, opportunities to connect with other mothers, and Holy Mass with Fr. Amalraj Sawarimuthu. For more information, please contact Malvern Retreat House at 610-644-0400. To see the flyer and to register go to: or  Please register by May 3rd.

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The Institute for Human Ecology – He Wore a Crown of Thorns: Anxiety & Depression from Catholic Clinical and Personal Perspectives

Sensory Friendly Mass

Considering implementing a Sensory Friendly Mass in your parish? Learn more here.

Tips for Making Inclusive Ministries

Here are some helpful tips on how you can make your ministry more inclusive!


A New Initiative – Rising Together Alliance


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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The Annual Archdiocesan Mass Honoring the Gifts of Persons with Disabilities