Sacramental and Catholic Curricula

Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities



Kennedy Curriculum

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Program to Improve Catholic Religious Education for Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities. 1-877-275-4725.

  • Student Activity Books are also available at different levels


Symbols Teach And Reveal Sacred In Secular. A Creative Symbols Workbook of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Program. Call Office for Ministry with Persons with Disabilities for information 610-289-8900 X 2280.

Mass a Guide for Visual Learners

A booklet that goes through the Mass especially designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or children who are visual learners. Faith Publishing Service, Lansing MI, 48906, 517-853-7600 or

This Is My Church

A power point template of a church tour that you may inset digital photos of your own church to share with your child(ren) to become familiar with it. Contact: Department for Pastoral Ministry with Person with Disabilities, Archdiocese of Newark. 973-497-4309 or

Welcome One, Welcome All

Inclusive Religious Education Resource Binder, Network of Inclusive Catholic Educators (NICE), University of Dayton, Ohio 1-888-532-3389 or

Textbooks that can be used as supplemental materials

Network of Inclusive Catholic Educators (NICE), University of Dayton, Ohio, 1-888-532-3389 or

  • Apostles Creed
  • Who Is Mary
  • The Sacraments
  • Bible Stories
  • The Beatitudes
  • The Saints
  • New Life
  • Prayer
  • Blessings
  • The Rosary
  • The Sacraments

disAbility Awareness

Activities for Children, Teens and Families by Joann E. Davis. The book offers children at home or in a classroom setting an Understanding of what persons with disabilities go through everyday. Over 50 pages of mazes, puzzles, coloring sheets, beatitudes of acceptance, Saints with disabilities, Braille, signing pages, and more. or 1-517-787-1189.

Picture Books published by Diocese of Pittsburgh and distributed by RCL-Benziger or 1-877-275-4725.

  • My Church: A young girl shares her Catholic Deaf Community
  • Created in God's Image: A Photo-essay on Faith, Family, and Friendship
  • Seeing Through God's Eyes
  • Just Like Me
  • We Go To Mass (geared for children with autism).
  • One Flock, One Shepherd: A Collection of Prayers by Parents of Children Who Are Disabled

Catholic Prayers in American Sign Language

Deaf Apostolate, Archdiocese of Philadelphia,, 215-587-3913.

Liturgical Signs & Prayers

A Resource for Deaf Ministries (video) produced by the Deaf Ministry Offices of the Archdiocese of Washington and Baltimore, 2008. Available from the Center for Deaf Ministries, Archdiocese of Washington, 301-459-7464, or Deaf Ministries for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, 410-347-0704,