Ministry for Catholics with Disabilities

Ministry for Catholics with disabilities
- Identity -

Often families are not prepared for the birth of a child with a disability or the development of impairments. Our pastoral response is to become informed about disabilities and to offer ongoing support to the family and welcome to the child. (9)

 

Awareness

Assisted by this same principle, the Ministry for Catholics with disAbilities derives three main guiding key words for our mission in serving Catholics with disAbilities: information, support, and welcome. These, in return, have given us a strong base for our general goals and objectives:


1. We will strive to create ways to inform ourselves and those we serve on persons with disAbilities by using social media, and training opportunities.

 

2. We will support parents and caregivers of persons with disAbilities by creating online resources of available and existing services.

 

3. We will identify opportunities to welcome persons with disAbilities to the Body of Christ through awareness and advocacy.

Resourses:

http://www.usccb.org/upload/justice-persons-disabilities-bulletin-insert.pdf

http://www.usccb.org/about/evangelization-and-catechesis/catechesis-with-people-with-disabilities.cfm

Team

Maggie Johnson