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Special Needs

 

Welcoming Persons with Disabilities

 

One in five Americans has a disability. Everyday, it’s likely you encounter someone who has a disability.  But you may not notice it.  Sometimes people are uncomfortable around people with disabilities because they don’t know how to act or what to say.

 

We join our Holy Father, Pope Benedict, and Pope John Paul II in calling for actions which “ensure that the power of salvation may be shared by all” (John Paul II, Tertio Millennio Adveniente, n.16).

The purpose of the area for Special Needs is to work for the full potential of persons with disabilities, their families, and those directly associated with them.  It is equally important to sensitize the people of the Diocese of Sacramento to the concerns, gifts and needs of all.  Then, persons with disabilities will be able to enjoy full participation in the life and mission of the church, enjoying their full baptismal rights, as well as contributing to the good of the church.

 

Guidelines for the Celebration of the
Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities

www.ncpd.org/sacramental_guidelines.htm

 

National Catholic Partnership on Disability:

Advancing Inclusion in Church and Society

www.ncpd.org

 

1998 Welcome and Justice for
Persons with Disabilities

www.usccb.org/doctrine/disabilities.htm

 

1978 Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on People with Disabilities
www.ncpd.org/pastoral_statement_1978.htm

 

 

Local Resources

 

Alcoholics Anonymous
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
916-444-1100

 

Al-Anon
www.al-anon.alateen.org/
916-334-2970 – Sacramento
530-888-3645 – Placer

 

Al-Anon Adult Children
916-334-2970

 

Narcotics Anonymous
www.narcoticsanonymous.org
916-732-2299

 

National Depression &
Manic-Depression Group
www.ndmda.org/
916-366-4601

 

Debtors Anonymous
www.debtorsanonymous.org
916-349-7093

 

Gamblers Anonymous
916-447-5588

 

Freedom from Smoking
www.saclung.org
(Sacramento Lung Association)
916-444-5864

 

M.A.D.D.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
916-921-6233

 

Asperger’s Syndrome
Sacramento - 916/682-1740
Davis - 530/753-8649

 

 

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