Catholic Diocese of Dallas

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Disabilities and Deaf Ministries

Ministry to Persons with Disabilities and Caregivers and to the Deaf 

The mission for the Ministry to Persons with Disabilities and Caregivers and to the Deaf is to provide a spiritual and physical environment in every parish within the diocese, to enable those persons with disabilities and caregivers to participate as fully as possible in the life of the church.

Upcoming Events

Include Us! It’s Easier than You Think!
¡Incluirnos! ¡Es más fácil de lo que piensas!

When: Saturday, September 15 9:30am – 3:30pm
Where: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
Who: For Catechetical Leaders, catechists, pastors, interested adults (English/Español)
Cost: Free, includes lunch

Persons with disabilities and their families seek to be included in the full life of the Church. God’s vision of love calls the Church to help bring about this reality. Come learn tips and tools to make your ministry more effective so that the Body of Christ is complete.

5 credit hours will be given in Ministerial Skills/Special Needs Course #707. 

In preparation for this workshop, we invite you to review the new Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities.

Please click on the following attachments for more information:

English: Include Us!
Español: ¡Incluirnos!

Click here to RSVP for "Include Us!" Workshop

 

Also see:

Pinterest  Disabilities Ministry board on Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/dallascath

 


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Special Mass for Persons With Disabilities

An inclusive Mass for Persons with Disabilities and Caregivers is held annually and is hosted by various parishes throughout the diocese. The date and location of the Mass will be announced in parish bulletins prior to the Mass, and will be sent out via mail or email to those in our database.

 

Lenten Retreat

A Lenten retreat is given annually within the Diocese and is held at various parishes. The date and location of the retreat will be announced in parish bulletins prior to the retreat, and will be sent out via mail or email to those in our database.

 

Advent Social

The Diocese of Dallas sponsors an annual advent social for people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, and the Deaf. It is held at various parishes throughout the diocese. The date and location of the social will be announced in parish bulletins, and will be sent out via mail or email to those in our database.

 

Mobility Assistive Device Program

The Diocese of Dallas Disabilities Ministry has mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, canes, and walkers, available for use by parishioners who are in need. If you wish to donate mobility equipment or are in need of such equipment, please call the Diocese of Dallas Medical Equipment Program at 214-379-3175.

 

The Deaf Program

There are several interpreted masses throughout the diocese of Dallas for the Deaf. Please click here for interpreted mass locations and times. We also offer a sacramental preparation program in sign language. There is a mass for the Deaf and a potluck lunch quarterly. The date and location of these masses will be announced in parish bulletins, and will be sent out via mail or email to those in our database.

Please call Melissa Waldon at 214-379-2895 for more information or to register your child.

 

General Services

  • Emotional and Moral Support
  • Inclusion in the life of the Church
  • Annual events held for persons with disabilities, caregivers, and Deaf.
  • Resource information for persons with mental illness

 

Parish Based Ministries for Persons with Disabilities and Caregivers

Please call Melissa Waldon at 214-379-2895 or email for more information.

 


Disability and Deaf Ministries Contacts:

Name Title Phone
Melissa Waldon Coordinator of Disabilities Ministries (214) 379-2895

 

 

 

Thanks to the Knights of Columbus 
for their generous support of this ministry.

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