Workshops and Meetings


Parish Contact Workshops

Parish Contact Workshops: The Office for Pastoral Care for Persons with Disabilities provides support, resources, and training through Parish Contact/Advocate Workshops held at accessible locations throughout the Archdiocese at least twice a year. Parish Contacts/Advocates are asked to attend, parish staff and parishioners are welcome to attend.




 Theological, Canonical and Pastoral Engagement with
Persons with Disabilities – Fall 2022

Power Point – Theological, Canonical and Pastoral Engagement & Guidelines

Power Point – Lily’s Gift &  LAMB Assessment 

Case Study Analysis Answer Guide

LAMB:  Inclusive Assessment Tool

Speaking of Disability:  Pastoral Guidelines on Language

Parish Accessibility Survey

Parish Accessibility Check List 

Parish Contact Form Office for Persons with Disabilities

USCCB 1978 Pastoral Statement on Persons with Disabilities

2017 Revised Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities

Lily’s Gift Ministry –  


Ministry of Belonging : Spring Workshop

 Recorded Zoom Workshop – March 20, 2021

Agenda.Closing Prayer 

Power Point Slides 

Questions from Power Point – Printable Page

L’Arche Atlanta video



Reflection questions for Parish and Young Adult Ministry Consideration:

1. Dream BIG! What would your ideal “ministry of belonging” look like?
2. Start SMALL! Who do you know? Are there existing relationships between adults with and without IDD that you can highlight and speak to?
3. Where can young adults with IDD be invited to LEAD?
4. Watching this presentation might be your first step toward building a “ministry of belonging. Nice work! What is your SECOND step? 

Resources from Past Workshops:

Parish Contact Zoom Meeting, ‘Autism, Neurodiversity and Faith’: May 27, 2020

Zoom Link

Minutes Fr. Matt Zoom Meeting 5.27.2020


Parish Contact/Advocate Meeting: October 6, 2018

Meeting Agenda

Parish Contact/Advocate Overview Power Point  – Sr.Kathleen Schipani

Parish Contact/Advocates Responsibilities Handout

Parish Contact Experience Powerpoint St. Ignatius of Antioch Yardley

Parish Contact Experience Queen of the Universe Levittown Handout

YOU BELONG: Parish Contact Workshop: April 28, 2018

Active Participation in Worship: YOU BELONG – Power Point

  Engaging In Liturgy – Power Point

Revised Guidelines for Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities Workshop

Revised Guidelines – Power Point

Highlights of 2017 Sacramental Guidelines Revision

Revised Guidelines for Celebration of the Sacraments for Persons with Disabilities


  WebPicWSMore Resources

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IDD & Autism Parish Support: Power Point

Autism Prayer & Universal Prayer Petitions 

Tips for Welcoming People with Disabilities at Mass 

Pew Card Template for Welcoming and

Accommodating Persons with Disabilities

General Trainings: Staff and volunteers can assist in coordinating and giving presentations on topics related to the meaningful inclusion of Persons with Disabilities with parishes, schools and parish religious education programs.

Ministering to Individuals with Disabilities – Power Point

Awareness/Sensitivity Workshops:   Experiential and attitudinal aspects of disabilities can be explored within schools or for Parish staff/parishioners.  Workshops including topics such as:

Disability Etiquitte and Usher Hospitality Training

Making Meetings and Events Accessible