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We are pleased that NCPD has been selected to be featured on The Church Universal hosted by Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, MFVA. Two episodes were filmed in October; the first to be broadcast on Sunday, March 19 and the second on Sunday, April 30. Each episode is aired three times on the week it is first shown: We are very grateful with EWTN for close captioning the two episodes. Sundays at 5:00 pm Eastern Time Tuesdays at 5:00 am Eastern Time Fridays at 10:00 pm Eastern Time
Here are some resources to help understand NCPD and to potentially help you in your ministry with Catholics with disabilities.
April to July Monthly Themes
Brochures about NCPD in English and Spanish
Resources for April - Autism Awareness Month
Resources for May- Mental Health Month
E-News: Bi-Monthly Electronic Newsletter
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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Statements on Disability MinistryPastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on People with Disabilities (1978) Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities (1995) Welcome and Justice for Persons with Disabilities (1998)
Welcomed and Valued Resource Manual and DVD
The Resource Manual features 90+ pages of information, perspectives and tools to assist in the ministry with people with mental illness.
Opening Doors to Welcome and Justice/ Parish Guide
60 page booklet that is a wonderful resource on parish based ministry with Catholics with disabilities.
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To measure how the Catholic Church in the United States is taking up the Pope’s call to recognize the strength in weakness and to be transfigured by love, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) was commissioned by Potomac Community Resources Inc., the National Catholic Partnership on Disability, the Department of Special Needs Ministries of the Archdiocese of Washington, and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington to conduct a survey of whether and how Catholic parishes, dioceses, and Catholic Charities in the United States are including serving people with disabilities in their ministries. The report on the findings from the diocesan and Catholic Charities surveys has just been completed. A previous Special Report, issued in summer 2016, summarized the findings from the parish survey.
Both of these CARA Special Reports can be found by clicking here.
Congratulations to Daniel Cardinal N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, who was elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), during the annual Fall General Assembly held in Baltimore November 14 - 16, 2016.Cardinal DiNardo has served as Episcopal Moderator for NCPD since November 2007.
Our prayers will be with him in special ways throughout the next 3 years of his service as USCCB President.