McGuire Memorial Awakening Spiritual Dimensions: Prayer Services with Persons with Severe Disabilities presents a program whereby persons with severe mental and physical disabilities and their caregivers are given the tools and the opportunity to awaken the Spirit of God within them. The book begins with a presentation on the purpose and methods used to allow its participants to evoke, awaken, and intuit the love and presence of God during a time of prayer.
“Spread God’s message through the support of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Catholics Pastoral Ministry so that we may all be one in Christ!”
"This policy statement was developed in consultation with deaf persons. It reflects the expertise and extensive experience of pastoral workers and of interpreters who work in religious settings." - National Catholic Office for the Deaf
Principles for Understanding Deaf Ministry and Guidelines for Hiring Pastoral Ministers for the Deaf Community
"The Church in the United States in enriched by its deaf and hard of hearing brothers and sisters. 'The men and women of our own day –often perhaps unconsciously–ask believers not only to speak of Christ, but in a certain sense to show Him to them.' That is the human heart’s deepest longing. That is the yearning of the deaf and hard of hearing people in America. That is the impetus and goal of the Church’s ministry with the deaf and hard of hearing. 'Together we are the Church' (CCC)."