He who welcomes you welcomes me, and he who welcomes me welcomes him who sent me –Matthew 10:40
To sustain the Gospel message, all believers are called to build vibrant communities of faith and service. We all have a need to belong and feel welcome and persons with disabilities want to be included and involved.
Like other parishioners, they have gifts and strengths to offer to the worshiping community and should be fully included in the life of the parish. To that end, the following are offered as resources. Each should be viewed in light of church teaching and law.
If you need more information, please contact:
Director, Disabilities Ministry
The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC) website (https://fdlc.org/covid) now contains a list of links for Masses which will serve the worshipping needs of persons with disabilities. Specifically, these Masses assist the Deaf Community and those who are blind or sight impaired. Many thanks to the Xavier Society for the Blind and to National Catholic Office for the Deaf (NCOD).
For a complete list of resources which assist persons with disabilities, including those dealing with mental illness, please visit the National catholic Partnership for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) https://ncpd.org/pandemic.