An inclusive faith community means that every person, regardless of ability, is offered the same respect and opportunity to participate in their worshiping community. Differences are both accommodated and celebrated so that each individual feels a sense of welcome and belonging. The Office for People with Disabilities is here to support families and parishes in including those with special needs in all aspects of parish life.
For information on Inclusive Faith Formation, including integration into religious education classes, please click here. For information pertaining to sacramental preparation, please click here.
For information on welcome and accessibility as it pertains to parishes, please click here.
We believe that it is important for all children to be included in not only parish life, but school life as well. It is important to work toward making all aspects of Church life accessible to everyone, regardless of ability.
For an assortment of additional inclusion tip sheets posted on the National Catholic Partnership on Disability website, please click here.
You may also contact the Office for People with Disabilities with other questions: 503-233-8399 or firstname.lastname@example.org.