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Special Events for Adults with Special Needs

If you’ve missed them in the past, don’t miss the fun at these future events!

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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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Parish Accessibility: Always A Priority

“We are incomplete as a church if someone is missing.”

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Supper and Song: Another Hit!

Who said history doesn’t repeat itself?
Over ninety adults with special needs and their families and caregivers…

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New ASL Confirmation Program

This new Confirmation program has been created for the Catholic Deaf Community but can also be used by visual learners.

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Respite for Caregivers. Recreation for Children.

Learning to play together goes hand in hand with learning to pray together!

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Latest Updates

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10 Ways to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month. Celebrate the God who loves us all!

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Libros

Ha Nacido una Madre Especial

Es un maravilloso libro lleno de esperanza donde Leticia Velasquez recopila las historias de cómo estas familias de fe reciben la noticia de que serán padres especiales.

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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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Let’s Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

This March 21st, let’s pray that Down syndrome babies, God’s gifts who teach us what life is all about, be accepted and loved in our family, church, and society.

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Volunteers Needed for HEC Weekend

The more volunteers who participate, the more persons with disabilities who can be included!

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Upcoming Events

May
2

Dinner Dance for Adults with Special Needs

Watch for details coming soon for this evening of music, fun, and food!

Friday, May 2, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Frances de Chantal Parish Center
Wantagh

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May
4

Friars Golden Kids Carnival

Join in the Carnival Fun at St. Anthony's High School on May 4th!

Sunday, May 4, 2014
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Anthony's High School, Student Center
Melville

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May
18

Mass Celebrating the Gifts of Persons with Special Needs

Each year we celebrate the gifts that persons with special needs bring to the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Sunday, May 18, 2014
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Frances de Chantal Church and Parish Center
Wantagh

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May
22

Engaging Children with Autism and Other Special Needs in Faith Formation

This workshop designed to help you engage children with special needs will capture your interest and inspire your heart.

Thursday, May 22, 2014
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
St. John Nepomucene
Bohemia

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