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Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities

Seeks to improve access to the Sacraments by persons with disabilities and to reduce inconsistencies in pastoral practice. Recognizes the call for adequate evangelization, catechetical formation and sacramental preparation programs that enable disabled Catholics to prepare for and receive the sacraments.
Product Code: 5-425
ISBN: 978-1-57455-425-0

Pages: 24

Binding Information: Booklet 
Size: 4.0" X 9.0" Inches


In print as of 11/16/2015


Opening Doors to Welcome and Justice/ Parish Guide

Create welcoming and accessible parishes using the information and suggestions in this resource from the experts at the National Catholic Partnership on Disability. The guide contains resources to help a parish evaluate its efforts to welcome parishioners with disabilities and gather better information about disabled parishioners.

No.  5-604, 60 pages, $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-57455-604-9

Binding Information: Saddle stitched Paperback 
Size: 8 1/2" X 11.0" Inches

In print as of 11/16/2015


Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons with Disabilities

The U.S. bishops renew the church’s call to minister to the needs of disabled people in the United States. The bishops recognize the need in striving for a deeper understanding of both the pain and the potential of our neighbors who are blind, deaf, who have an intellectual disability, are emotionally impaired, who have special learning problems, or who suffer from single or multiple physical disabilities—all of whose disability may set apart. The bishops also call us to reexamine our attitudes toward our disabled brothers and sisters in order to promote their well-being, acting with the sense of justice and compassion that the Lord so clearly desires.
Product Code: 5-424
ISBN: 978-1-57455-424-3

Pages: 36

Binding Information: Saddle stitched Paperback 
Size: 4.0" X 9.0" Inches

(Out of Print/ Available for download at:

Welcome and Justice for Persons with Disabilities

A Framework for Access and Inclusion
Statement from the U.S. bishops commemorates the twentieth anniversary of their pastoral statement on persons with disabilities. In brochure format, the new document presents a crisp and concise framework of principles, designed to further foster access and inclusion of people with disabilities in the life of the Church and in society.


Out of Print: Available for download at


Welcoming Parishioners with Disabilities

"Concern for persons with disabilities," wrote the bishops, "was one of the prominent notes of Jesus' earthly ministry." This brochure suggests seven ways for parishioners to open wider the doors of concern, and make the parish a more welcoming and inclusive place of worship for all with disabilities.

Product Code: 5-606
ISBN: 978-1-57455-606-3

Pages: 8

Binding Information: 8-Panel Brochure 
Size: 4.0" X 9.0" Inches

(Will not be reprinted;
18 packs of 50 copies each are left as of  6/1/2013)