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Special Needs Ministry

The work of the Ministry with Persons with Special Needs seeks to include all in faith formation and parish life.

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USCCB Guidelines

Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities

The Church continues to affirm the dignity of every human being, and to grow in knowledge and understanding of the gifts and needs of her members who live with disabilities.

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The Pope and the Athletes with Disabilities

Inclusion of those with disabilities helps us to become who we are meant to be as children of one Father.

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Pastoral Ministry with Deaf Catholics

Visit the Deaf Catholic Community on Facebook for information about upcoming events.

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Baby with Down Syndrome (VIDEO)

Mary Anne Russo presents the challenges and joys of having children with Downs.

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A Reminder from Pope Francis

Pope Francis reminds us that we are created in God's image and each of us "...reflects something of God's glory (274)."

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Parenting and Family Life

Parenting Pointers – February 16 begins the 2018 Chinese New Year

This year the featured animal is the dog.

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Lent 2018

Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2018

Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life.

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Sensory-Friendly Mass

On the second Sunday of each month at 3 pm at St Joseph, Ronkonkoma, so families who have children with special needs can attend Mass together!

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Faith Formation

A Spiritual Feast for Your Home: How Catholics Can Use the Old Testament in the Family

Article discussing different ways in which they can incorporate messages from the Old Testament in their parenting and family life.

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Special Needs Resources

These are essential resources for Special Needs ministry. Be sure to visit the websites to learn more.

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Upcoming Events

Mar
11

Sensory-Friendly Mass

On the second Sunday of each month at 3 pm at St Joseph, Ronkonkoma, so families who have children with special needs can attend Mass together!

Sunday, Mar 11, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Joseph Parish
Ronkonkoma

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Apr
11

Sensory-Friendly Mass

On the second Sunday of each month at 3 pm at St Joseph, Ronkonkoma, so families who have children with special needs can attend Mass together!

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Joseph Parish
Ronkonkoma

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May
11

Sensory-Friendly Mass

On the second Sunday of each month at 3 pm at St Joseph, Ronkonkoma, so families who have children with special needs can attend Mass together!

Friday, May 11, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Joseph Parish
Ronkonkoma

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