Symbolic Catechesis

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Symbolic Catechesis
and Other Tools in
Catechetical Ministry
for People with Disabilities

Purchase Webinar  Link  
 Transcript  Word  PDF
 Awakening Spiritual Dimensions, (Purchase through Amazon)  Link  
 Access and Inclusion  Word  PDF
 Bibliography  Word  PDF
 Blind and Low Vision Tips  Word  PDF
 Deaf-Hard of Hearing Tips  Word  PDF
 Diocese of Orange Programming Forms  Word  PDF
 Individualized Religious Education Program Form  Word  PDF
 Intro to the Environment  Word  PDF
 Nosotros Vamos a la Misa  Word  PDF
 Models for Religious Education  Word  PDF
 Religious Formation and Later Childhood  Word  PDF
 The Bible in the Prayer Corner  Word  PDF
 The Objectivity of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Articles  Word  PDF
 The Prayer Area  Word  PDF
 The Silence Activity  Word  PDF
 We Go To Mass    PDF
 We Go to MASS Book    PDF
 This is My Church (PowerPoint)    PPT


Event Description:

This NCPD webinar provides tools for catechetical ministry with those having mild to severe disabilities. The use of symbolic catechesis and sacred spaces which engages all of the senses will be explored. Adaptive methodology that utilizes Montessori teaching principles to help children develop an informed and genuine relationship with God will be shared.


    • Examination of Symbolic Catechesis
    • Exploration of methods for use with parishioners with severe disabilities
    • Catholic Church teaching
    • Adaptive tools for Catechesis of benefit to those with and without disabilities
    • Live Q & A
    • Real-time captioning


Fr. Bill Gillum, OFM Cap, M.Ed.,
Director of Pastoral Care, McGuire Memorial
New Brighton, PA
Author: Awakening Spiritual Dimensions, Prayer Services with Persons with Severe Disabilities

Mary Mirrione, MAPS-CGS.
National Association of the Catechesis
of the Good Shepherd
Mentor for Children’s Catechesis
Department of Family Catechesis
Diocese of Phoenix


Lee Nagel
Executive Director,
National Conference for Catechetical Leadership

Partners for this production:

National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD), the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership, and the National Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

Recommended for those in the following ministries and professions:

Parish and Diocesan Catechetical Leaders
Parish Catechists
Catholic School Teachers
Seminary Studies
Young Adult Ministry
Youth Ministry
Disability Ministry


For downloadable PDF flyer click here.