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.
Ministry of Belonging : Spring Workshop
Reflection questions for Paris 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
Parish Contact/Advocate Meeting: October 6, 2018
YOU BELONG: Parish Contact Workshop: April 28, 2018
Revised Guidelines for Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities Workshop
Click on these links for resources.
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.
Awareness/Sensitivity Workshops: Experiential and attitudinal aspects of disabilities can be explored within schools or for Parish staff/parishioners. Workshops including topics such as: