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“We are a single flock under the care of a single shepherd. There can be no separate Church for persons with disabilities.”

(Welcome & Justice, par.1)

Welcome to the Office for Persons with Disabilities

The Office for Persons with Disabilities resources the Diocese of Richmond to meet the pastoral and social needs of people with disabilities and raises awareness within the diocesan community of the gifts that people with disabilities have to offer to the larger Church.


In the Diocese of Richmond, we celebrate Respect Life Month in January.  Several years ago, the Disability Commission of the Office of Persons with Disabilities established the following Five Affirming Life Ministries/Initiatives:

Please click on the above to learn more about these ministries and initiatives. 

For several years, the Office for Persons with Disabilities has been seeking to raise awareness that all Life is a Gift by starting the above ministries and initiatives.

This year the 2015 March for Life's theme is Every Life is a Gift!  With this emphasis the March for Life planners "hope to shed light on the sad fact that a disproportionately large number of pre-born babies give a 'poor prenatal diagnosis' are targeted for abortion."

Please join others throughout the Diocese in attending the March for Life on January 22, 2015.  For information on this, go to

Also, please join the Virginia Catholic Conference (VCC) on Catholic Advocacy Day, January 29, 2015 and visit your legislators. To view the VCC's 2015 Legislative Agenda and for more information on advocacy, go to