“Do you have a child or family member with special needs and find it difficult to attend Mass or receive instruction prior to receiving a sacrament?”
Holy Family’s newly established Special Needs Committee is for those in our Parish who have special needs (and their families) who may need additional support and/or inspiration to to participate at Mass and in other Holy Family Parish activities.
The motto of Holy Family is “All Are Welcome” and we want to make sure we live up to this motto in all aspects of Parish life. We also hope to identify those in our Parish who have experience or expertise in working with special needs children or adults.
If you would like to volunteer to be part of Holy Family’s Special Needs Inclusion Efforts, please email Debbie Eggleston at this email address: SpecialNeedsCommittee@holyfamily.org.
Rooted in Gospel values that affirm the dignity of every person, Holy Family’s Special Needs Committee wants to ensure meaningful participation for people with differing abilities in all aspects of parish life at Holy Family Church. Thank you for taking the time to participate in the survey!
Watch this: video captures the world through the eyes of children with special needs
Two sisters’ summer camp experience inspired the delightful music video
Study entitled “Disabilities in Parishes across the United States: How Parishes in the United States Accommodate and Serve People with Disabilities”. (CENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH IN THE APOSTOLATE | GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | WASHINGTON, DC)
Making room in your parish for people with disabilities – America magazine
Jay Krueger, Committee Chair
Debbie Eggleston, Committee Member
“When you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”Luke 14:13-14