Pastors of each parish in the Diocese name an advocate for persons with disabilities. Currently 50 parishes and over 59 volunteer advocates help promote the active involvement of persons with disabilities in the life of the parish.
The Diocese provides support, training and materials for the parish advocates. Materials include information on disabilities, strategies for identification and inclusion, and ways to make parishes accessible. We also maintain a resource library with books, videos and DVDs on topics including Disability Awareness, Liturgical and Sacramental Resources, Sign Language, Teacher/Parent Resources and Specific Syndromes.
The following are available by contacting Sr. Janice Marie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Parish Advocate Resource Book
- Parish Advocate Job Description