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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.

Honoring the giftedness of people with disabilities was celebrated at the White Mass in six parishes throughout the diocese on the weekend of October 25-26, 2014. All six parishes hosting the White Mass reported a huge success! Here are some photos. Below see a slideshow of the masses.

From Msgr. Lane's homily at St. Benedict's White Mass - "Today you are our teachers. You teach that you are made in the image of God."

Comments from Deacon Adrian and Robin Marchi parents of a daughter who participated in the White Mass at Prince of Peace. "It was so wonderful to see all involved in the Mass. My daughter, Mary felt so special and we were so proud of her!"

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See the article White Mass Focus is on God's Gifts in the Catholic Virginian here.