Special Needs

The Collaborative Special Needs and Disabilities Ministry is a joint effort of the diocese and parish leaders with an interest and expertise in the inclusion of all with special needs. To be a ministry member, please contact Katie Fortunato or Diego Almeda.

The Collaborative Special Needs and Disabilities Ministry has compiled resources in formation, liturgy and discipleship. If you have a resource to add to this page, please submit it to Terrie Baldwin.

“Every Christian community considers those who suffer handicaps, physical or mental, as well as other forms of disability—especially children—as persons particularly beloved of the Lord…. The love of the Father for the weakest of his children and the continuous presence of Jesus and His Spirit give assurance that every person, however limited, is capable of growth in holiness.” (GDC, 189)