Cancellation: NCPD Pastoral at 40 Anniversary Events


    The National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD) and Catholic Disability Foundation announce the cancellation of the November 15 symposium and dinner celebration, Recognizing the Body of Christ: NCPD Past, Present, and Future. A similar gathering in the fall of 2019 is under consideration.  NCPD continues to promote the implementation of this important foundational document, which has impacted the lives of so many individuals and families these forty years. It is our hope that members of the Church will find ways to celebrate this historic anniversary of the Pastoral Statement on Persons with Disabilities.  Here are some suggested steps:


  1. Read the Pastoral Statement on Persons with Disabilities, available for free download at
  2. Discuss the significance of the Pastoral Statement on Persons with Disabilities with your parish and diocese
  3. Stay engaged with faith and disability initiatives from all over the country by reading NCPD’s E-news (click here to sign up for this electronic newsletter)
  4. Attend faith and disability events. Click here to learn about several events this year which will commemorate this historic Pastoral Statement)



September 2nd 
Faith and Sharing Mass

Atlanta, Georgia 



Celebrating 40 Years of Ministry Inspired by the U.S. Bishop's Pastoral Statement on Persons with Disabilities

Please join us for our Faith and Sharing Mass on September 2, 2018 !
Acompañanos a nuestra Misa de "Faith and Sharing", el 2 de septiembre de 2018 ! 

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October 8th-10th
Catholic Schools Conference
Chicago, Illinois

The Mustard Seed Project is a conference that explores the important topic of serving students with disabilities within the Catholic school setting.  This year’s theme, Moving from Inclusion to Belonging: A celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Pastoral letter on persons with disabilities.

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November 10th
In God's Image Disability Conference
Houston, Texas 


In God's Image is a conference for Priests, Deacons, Seminarians, Catechetical Leaders, Catechists, Principals, Teachers, Pastoral and Social Services Ministers, Families, Friends and Care Providers of children and adults with disabilities, and all who have a heart for disability ministry.


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