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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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Advent

Advent 2022

We wish you the very best this Advent season!

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Easter

Pope Francis: “Urbi et Orbi” Easter Blessing

Jesus, the Crucified One, is risen! He stands in the midst of those who mourned him, locked behind closed doors and full of fear and anguish.

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Easter

Bishop Barres’ Easter Letter

Every Easter, as we celebrate our Lord’s victory over death, we delight in the consolation that all is restored through the Resurrection, and we ponder God’s relentless invitation to live the divine life given at baptism.

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Special Needs Mass

Special Needs Mass St. James R.C. Church, Setauket

Our ministry focuses on the faith formation, support, and inclusion of children, adults and families with special needs.

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DRVC Synod

The Synod on Synodality 2021-2023

Pope Francis invites the Church to reflect on a theme that is decisive for its life and mission: “It is precisely this path of synodality which God expects of the Church of the third millennium.”

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