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.

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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

 

Informational Night - April 27, 2017

Parents of a child / adult with a disability are encouraged to attend an informational night on Thursday, April 27, 2017  from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Pastoral Center at 437 N. Topeka, Wichita, KS next to the Cathedral.  There will be presenters speaking about services and supports available.  Interpreters will be there to translate in real time using FM systems.  Child Care will be provided for a limited number of children.  If you need Child Care please call 316.269.3919 with the number of children.  If you have questions, please call Myra or Danny at 316-269-3900.

Hispanic Catechist Training

A training session for Hispanic catechists of students with disabilities will take place on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30am - 3:00pm at the St. Joseph Pastoral Center. Contact Myra or Danny with any questions you may have at 316-269-3900. 

Lenten Retreat 2017

The Lenten Retreats for persons with disabilities will take place on the first 2 Saturdays in April! One retreat will be at Holy Name Parish in Coffeyville and the other will be at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Wichita. Please download, fill out and mail in the registration form below for the retreat that you want to attend. We need volunteers at the retreat in Wichita!! Please call Myra for more information 316-269-3900. 

Holy Family Camp 2017 Applications Available!

The 28th Annual Holy Family Camp will be June 12-16, 2017! Applications are available to download through the links below.

The deadline to submit application forms for campers is March 24 and for volunteers is March 30. 

Questions? Contact Christina at 316-269-3900 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Family-to-Family Class offered through NAMI Wichita

A series of 12 weekly classes structured to help family members and caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well being. The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family member volunteers to who what it's like to have a loved one struggling with mental illness. There is NO COST to participate in this program. Classes start on Monday, February 27; last class is May 15. Join us each Monday at City Life Church (216 E. 2nd Street, Wichita) from 7:00 - 9:30 pm. Registration is required and classes are limited to 20 persons. To register, call Janet (316-734-2082) or Victoria (316-200-5951). 

3rd Annual Mass and Dinner for Persons with Disabilities, Their Families and Caregivers

Many thanks to all of the volunteers who made this wonderful evening possible!! Pictures are available to view under the Picture Gallery link.

Wichita Saints and Young Athletes

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.