special needs

October is Inclusion Awareness Month! Let’s Celebrate Together!

"...join with me in proclaiming that we are indeed grateful for the continued service of those with disabilities in our parishes..." Bishop Murphy

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Our Recent Mass and Dinner Dance

Our Down syndrome, developmental delays, hearing loss, blindness, paralysis, and Autism, seemed to disappear as we used our gifts to minister in the presence of the God who loves us so much.

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We’re More Alike Than Different (VIDEO)

In this video, used with permission from National Down Syndrome Congress, a group of self-advocates tell the More Alike story in their own words and out of their personal experiences.

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Let Us Celebrate Together!

Why not join those parishes already involved in this special ministry!

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Vatican Message for 6th World Autism Awareness Day

Excerpts from the message of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry, Archbishop Zimowski

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Join in the global celebration!

Let everyone know that people with Down syndrome should be valued, accepted and included. Why not encourage your parish to include one of the following petitions at the Masses in March?

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Fund your Parish Inclusion Efforts

Pathways Awareness Foundation offers grants to churches that seek to welcome worshippers of all abilities into parish life. Apply now.

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A Beautiful Easter Message

The risen Christ encounters us, his Disciples, with His wounds exposed ...

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When We Met

A poem for Lent, by Bill Ewald

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If the Pope Can … We All Can Too

Did Pope Francis notice the Argentine national soccer jersey Alberto was wearing? Probably. But it is also most likely that he realized that Alberto had Down syndrome.

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Faith Formation

The Story of Jeffrey Wright (VIDEO)

This moving New York Times story about High School teacher, Jeffrey Wright, is a powerful example of evangelization and reminds us what life is really all about.

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Madi Gras Celebrated without Snow

Thankfully, adults with special needs celebrated Mardi Gras a week early and avoided the Blizzard of February 9th. …

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