"Dear brothers and sisters!
As we celebrate your International Day, I would like to speak directly to all of you who live with any condition of disability, to tell you that the Church loves you and needs each of you for the fulfilment of her mission at the service of the Gospel." Read a message of the Holy Father for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 2021.
Did you know?
The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life at the Vatican was tasked with supporting persons with disabilities in the Church? This Dicastery was established by Pope Francis in 2016 “to advance the vocation and mission of the lay faithful in the Church and in the world.”
For this reason, they are celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by encouraging persons with disabilities to share a story about their gifts with the hashtag #IamChurch.”
It is the goal of this Dicastery to foster an awareness of “shared responsibility for the life and mission of the Church” by virtue of the Sacrament of Baptism. Share a post with #IamChurch during the month of December to encourage all of the faithful to share their charisms with the Church.