Vatican Conference

Catechesis and Persons with Disability: 

A Necessary Engagement in the Daily Pastoral Life of the Church 

This October 20-22 the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization (Council) will host an international conference to mark the 25th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. NCPD has been asked to serve as a collaborator with the Council, the bishops’ conference of Italy, and the Kairos Forum in England to help plan, promote, and carry out the conference.   The schedule, includes presentations by bishops and catechetical and pastoral leaders from throughout the world. All are encouraged to attend.

Click here for Vatican page about the conference.

Click here for program. 

                            Registration Form                                    

  Registration Process: Please register by using the attached form at the "Register" button, which, upon completion, is to be emailed to All registrations must be received by September 15, 2017 (due to the capacity of the venue, numbers will be limited and registration will be closed when that capacity has been reached).   Each participant is responsible for his/her travel and stay in Rome. There is a €30/$30 contribution to be paid by each participant upon arrival at the Conference. For further information or if you should have any questions, please email us 


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


   Subscribe to E-News


   United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Statements on Disability Ministry

Pastoral 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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