Ministry with Persons with Disabilities

The mission of the Ministry with Persons with Disabilities is to help each parish keep all parishioners actively involved in parish life regardless of type, severity or age of onset of a disability.

Disability is a natural part of the human condition. Most of us will experience some type of disabling condition in our lifetime.

_______________________________________

Recognizing that individuals with disabilities have a claim to our respect because they are persons, because they share in the one redemption of Christ, and because they contribute to our society by their activity within it, the Church must become an advocate for and with them.

- - U.S. Catholic Bishops' Pastoral Statement

 

HOLY FAMILY CAMP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE!

Applications to attend Holy Family Camp as a camper and volunteer are now available!! Please download, fill out and mail in the completed application (and payment for camper) by the listed deadline. We have a limited amount of beds available. Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Call 316-269-3900 with questions you may have. 

March 2 - 5th Annual Mass & Dinner for Persons with Disabilities

Join us for the 5th Annual Mass and Dinner for Persons with Disabilities, Their Families and Caregivers on Saturday, March 2!

  • Church of the Magdalen (12626 E. 21st St. N., Wichita)
  • Mass begins at 5:30 p.m.
  • Dinner and entertainment will immediately follow in parish hall. Activities for children will be available.
  • Dinner is a free-will offering
  • Please RSVP to Molly by calling 316-269-3900

Reference Guide on Disability Services

The Ministry recently compiled a quick reference guide on disability services in and around the Diocese of Wichita. Our hope is that this guide will be used as a resource for parishes in serving persons with disabilities and their families. Access the guide here:

Things You Can Do to Help Persons with Disabilities Feel Welcome in Your Parish

Every person is made in the image and likeness of God, building up the Body of Christ. Every person offers gifts and talents that help to shape your parish life. Inclusion starts with you! Here are things you can do to help people with disabilities feel welcome in your parish:

Special Olypmics

The Wichita Saints track & field team will begin practice soon! Young Athletes will begin their spring session on Wednesday, March 7. You can learn more about the Wichita Saints Special Olympics teams and Young Athletes program by clicking on the Special Olympics and Young Athletes links.