Congratulations to Cardinal DiNardo, new President of the USCCB

 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.   


New Episcopal Moderator for NCPD



We are honored and pleased that outgoing president of the USCCB Archbishop Joseph Kurtz has accepted our invitation to serve as Episcopal Moderator for a three-year term.

We look forward to working with him.

(Pictured are Janice and Martin Benton with Archbishop Kurtz.)






New Episcopal Moderator

We are honored and pleased that outgoing president of the USCCB Archbishop Joseph Kurtz has accepted our invitation to serve as Episcopal Moderator for a three-year term. We look forward to working with him. (Pictured are Janice and Martin Benton with Archbishop Kurtz.)

Loyola Press Opening Doors Parish Award

Congratulations to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church from West Des Moines, Iowa, this year's winner of the 2016 Loyola Press Opening Doors Parish Award. 

After reviewing numerous applications from across the United States, the judges were most impressed at how this parish demonstrate a deep commitment to parishioners with disabilities and provides access for full participation in all aspects of the parish life: sacramental, catechetical, social, ministerial, and community service.

The award was presented to the pastor and parish community at the 9:30 am Mass on Sunday, December 11 by Dr. Nancy Thompson, NCPD Director of Diocesan Relations. For press release click here.



Matching Grant Available until December 8: Giving Tuesday was created to give a focus to the charitable contributions that many make during the Christmas season, in response to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

We at NCPD ask you to consider a donation to our work; supporting Catholics with disabilities in the United States to experience welcome, belonging and meaningful involvement in their parish and the Catholic Church.We are also offering the option to have a Christmas card sent in honor of someone.

If you wish to have one sent, please make a minimum contribution of $10 per card If you wish to send the cards yourself, we can mail them to you, Let us know how many you wish to receive via email to bquinlan@ncpd,org. More information


An Evening of Faith, Fellowship and Fundraising


National Catholic Partnership on Disability Presents

An evening of Faith, Fellowship, and Fundraising

Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

St. Louis University High School 4970 Oakland Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110

Hosts: Robert (Rob) Funke – SLUH Class of 1992 James (Jim) Goodman- SLUH Class of 1992


Large Print Missalette

 It is difficult to locate large-print Missalettes.  Theough there may be more of them provided by publishers, we wanted to share the one that we found that is available.

It is published by

World Library Publications

Large size edition 25 copies or more $6.24 per subscription, per year plus shipping  16 to 24 copies $7.56 per subscription, per year plus shipping  6 to 15 copies  $9.56 per subscription, per year plus shipping  to 5 copies $32.00 each subscription per year shipping included
To order copies for your parish or institution, or to request a sample copy, contact our Customer Care Department at 1-800-566-6150 or


At Home with the Word® 2016 - Large Print Edition

Another great resource is the Sunday readings with reflection questions. This is not the same as a seasonal missalette. But a great resource none-the-less.
At Home with the Word® Large Print Edition is your clear, readable guide to a deeper understanding of the Sunday Scriptures for those who need larger print. It provides the readings for this liturgical year, insights from Scripture scholars, and action steps. Prayers, citations for weekday readings, and other resources for Scripture study are also included.
Whether you use this resource alone or in a group, it will deepen your experience of the liturgy and help you to feel ever more "at home" with the Word of God.

Paperback, 8 3/8 x 10 7/8, 288 pages Print type-size: 16/20 pt. Minion Pro Semi-bold
978-1-61671-198-6 Order Code: AHW16L Text Language: English In Stock Yes
Regular Price: $12.00 On Sale For: $6.00 

National Disability Survey Results

CARA Special Report

Here are the results from the national survey on disabilities and parish life that was run in 2016 by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate. Click below for the report, downloadable as a pdf. 

For a feature length article on this report and its findings, click below and read the America Magazine Juily, 2016 issue. 


Resources for Mental Illness Awareness Week and National Day of Prayer


Mental Illness Awareness Week: October 2 - 8, 2016 National Day of Prayer: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Click here for prayer service.

To join the Prayer Service call 800-791-2345, then enter 90398#.

Join NCPD in a Prayer Service on the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding October 4 at either 3pm or 7pm Eastern.  This is a chance for persons with mental illness, their families and friends to join in prayer especially in places where no other prayer service is planned or for those who cannot easily get to a prayer service.  Join us for an experience of prayer and community. The Prayer Service will be available for download on the NCPD homepage before the service.  If you register below (optional) we will email you a pdf of the prayer service beforehand.



Winner to be Announced Wed. Nov. 23rd.

The Loyola Press Opening Doors Award honors a parish community that demonstrates a spirit of belonging and engagement practices that facilitate the meaningful participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of the parish community and the life of the Catholic Church.  
The winning parish will be awarded a plaque, be featured in NCPD E-News and website, and receive $1,000 to be used by the parish to continue their efforts on behalf of parishioners with disabilities.


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