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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 – Giving Away

Are your kid's rooms filled with too much stuff?

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Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion in Ministry for Parish Volunteers

This Certificate is for all those called to evangelize, catechize, and sacramentalize in our parishes.

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Parenting and Family Life

Tips for Taking Children to Mass

Bringing little children to Mass can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help kids (and parents!) with passing on the faith

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Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom Week 2019: Strength in Hope

Join us, June 22 - June 29, as we pray, reflect, and take action on religious liberty, both here in this country and abroad.

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Easter 2019

At Easter the stones of sin, despair, are rolled away, pope says at vigil

As individuals and as a church, it can be tempting to dwell on mistakes, failures and sins that block the fullness of life, but Easter is the proclamation that the Lord is victorious and his love will triumph, Pope Francis said.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
14

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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