“There can be no separate church for persons with disabilities. We are one flock that serves a single shepherd.”
Pastoral Statement of U.S. Bishops on Persons with Disabilities
In support of the initiatives of the archbishop and vicar bishops, the Office of Disabilities Ministry provides evangelization, advocacy, faith formation, catechetical training, resources and website assistance for persons with disabilities, families, caregivers, pastors and clergy, catechists, and parish staff in an effort to make all persons welcome and included in parishes throughout the archdiocese. Partnerships in support of persons with disabilities are fostered with national and local organizations, educational and vocational institutions, and with regional diocesan offices for disabilities. Special events organized by the office include Camp GLOW, a residential camp for persons with disabilities.