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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.


The Embracing Grace ministry is one of the Disability Office’s five Affirming Life ministries.  Every parish received Embracing Grace Pew Cards prior to Respect Life Sunday and the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.  Sent along with the pew cards was a letter from Bishop DiLorenzo describing the Embracing Grace Ministry and asking the pastors to display the pew cards in a prominent place and make the parish aware of the ministry and the support it offers to families who are often given the option to terminate their pregnancy. 

Click Here for the Embracing Grace Pew Card  








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Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo with
Lesa Terry, parishioner of the
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.