Ministry with Persons with Disabilities

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Resources

Ministry with Persons with Disabilities

  • Special Needs Catechesis: ongoing training, materials development for parents and catechists, including best practices for using Religious IEP’s
  • Annual Conference on Faith, Deafness & Disabilities: formation conference for our community
  • Affirming Life/Prenatal Diagnosis Initiative: helping parishes support women and families to carry to term following unexpected prenatal diagnosis of a disability or fatal defect
  • White Mass: Celebrating the Gifts of All, Especially Catholics who are Deaf and/ Catholics with Disabilities: Archdiocesan Liturgy celebrated by Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl
  • Rally for Life: creating opportunities at Rally to consider disability issues
  • Parish Ministry Formation: helping create ministries serving persons who are disabled that meet the specific needs of these persons in their parishes
  • Mental Illness Outreach: Training of clergy, parish personnel, school personnel and others in how parishes can support the spiritual needs of persons with mental illness and their families
  • Adult Faith Formation: supporting Faith & Light communities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Housing Opportunities: helping create group homes for persons with disabilities on parish property, using the Rosaria Communities, Inc. model
  • Hispanic Ministry Special Needs Catechesis: translating materials into Spanish; developing Hispanic Special Needs ministries based in parishes
  • Veterans Outreach: offering spiritual retreat for veterans with a service-related disability, mental illness or PTSD; creating materials for use in parishes
  • Prison Outreach: partnering with Prison Outreach Ministries, Inc. to provide interpreter support and expertise for persons who are Deaf, disabled or have a mental illness
  • Body of Christ Module Formation: creating curriculum modules for youth, young adults on Catholics who are Deaf and Catholics with disabilities who have served the Church
  • Retreats for Families: Spiritual retreats for families caring for a person with a disability

For more information, contact Rachel Chung, Disabilities Coordinator, at [email protected].