Department of Special Needs Ministries

The Department of Special Needs Ministries invites all persons with Special Needs and their families to experience, throughout their lifespan, their essential belonging to the Body of Christ. We work with clergy and families as well as other partners to encourage people with special needs to participate fully in their parishes and communities.


Department Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]
On Twitter @ADWSNM
Video Phone: 301-200-5430
Address: Pope Francis Center, 7202 Buchanan Street, Landover Hills, MD 20784

Department of Special Needs Ministries Staff

Mary O’Meara

Executive Director
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Fr. Dan Gallaugher

Chaplain, Department of Special Needs Ministry, Center for Deaf Ministry and Gallaudet University
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Laureen-Lynch Ryan

Coordinator, Office of Deaf Ministry
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Christina DiSalvo

Coordinator of Interpreting Services
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Rachel Chung

Coordinator of Disability Ministry
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