Living our Faith: Pastoral Concerns

Full participation in Christian community, physical design of parishes

Several parishes in the archdiocese provide a ministry for individuals and families living with disabilities and provide social, educational, emotional, advocacy support. Individuals with disabilities share their grace in their parishes in many ways: altar servers; lectors; Eucharistic ministers; ushers; greeters; and music ministries. Training is available.

The Office of Deaf Services is available to help with parish requests for ASL interpretation services for reconciliation, mass and sacramental preparation for the deaf.

Assistance with securing religious materials in braille is available upon request.

Additional information is available through the National Catholic Partnership on Disabilities (NCPD).

Rooted in Gospel values that affirm the dignity of every person, the National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD) works collaboratively to ensure meaningful participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of the life of the Church and society.

The Archdiocese of Atlanta welcomes all to our parishes and events.
The Disabilities Ministry will assist with arrangements of accommodations for special needs, provided requests are submitted in advance.
To request information or assistance, please contact Maggie Rousseau: mrousseau@archatl.com.

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