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Special Needs Ministry

Ministry to 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. Likewise, the Church recognizes that every parish community includes members with disabilities, and earnestly desires their active participation. All members of the Body of Christ are uniquely called by God by virtue of their Baptism. In light of this call, the Church seeks to support all in their growth in holiness, and to encourage all in their vocations. Participating in, and being nourished by, the grace of the sacraments is essential to this growth in holiness. Catholic adults and children with disabilities, and their families, earnestly desire full and meaningful participation in the sacramental life of the Church.  (usccb.org)

Our parish Faith Formation Program encourages and welcomes full participation from all parishioners regardless of ability.  We offer Adaptive Catechesis for children ages 3 years through 12th grade.  If you or a member of your family has a disability and would like more information, please contact Becky Holder at madalene.dre@gmail.com, or 918-744-0023.
Some helpful links:
Disability and the Catholic Church:
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Sacramental Guidelines (2017) and Pastoral Statements: http://www.ncpd.org/views-news-policy/policy/church/bishops
  • National Catholic Partnership on Disability: Promotes and supports full inclusion of persons with disabilities in the Church and in society though resources, training and advocacy. ncpd.org
  • National Catholic Office for the Deaf: Promotes and supports Deaf and Hard of Hearing Catholics in all areas of the Church with resources, training and advocacy. ncod.org