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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 – Blessed are you who are…

Parenting Pointers February 15: "Blessed are you who are poor...hungry...weeping...when people hate you." (Luke 6:20-22)

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Parenting and Family Life

Parenting Pointers – February is Black History Month

We need to learn to get along with people who are different from us.

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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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Pastoral Ministry with Deaf Catholics

Pastoral Ministry with Deaf Catholics

A group for All Deaf people who are part of the Catholic Church or who want to know more about the Catholic Church on Long Island

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Special Needs Masses 2018-2019

All are welcome to pray with and for persons with special needs throughout the diocese!

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Upcoming Events

Mar
2

Special Needs: Mardi Gras Prayer Service and Brunch

Come, join in the fun, before we begin the liturgical season of Lent.

Saturday, Mar 2, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St. Frances de Chantal Parish Center
Wantagh

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Mar
13

Special Needs Ministry

These workshops may apply to the Certificate o Completion in Ministry for Parish Volunteers

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. John Nepomucene, Lower Church
Seaford

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Apr
24

Ministry of Accompaniment

Following in the footsteps of Christ, members of the church accompany others in their time of need.

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mercy Hospital - CIJ Conference Room

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Sep
14

Save the Date Catechetical Congress 2019

Join us for this wonderful opportunity of renewal, formation, and fellowship.

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School
West Islip

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