Monday, March 27, 2017

Extending Care And Support To Everyone!

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant at the annual Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities. This Mass is sponsored by the Archdiocesan Office for Persons with Disabilities and the Deaf Apostolate (OPDDA).
It is offered for the intention of persons with disabilities, the deaf community, their family, friends, and caregivers.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:30 a.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Archdiocesan Boys and Girls choir will cantor the Mass, and there will be light refreshments available afterwards in the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center auditorium. All are welcome to attend. To RSVP, please visit

In an effort to augment services to the community, an Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Helpline was recently launched for those seeking information about services and support within the five-counties of the Archdiocese. The helpline is a result of a new collaboration between the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Persons with Disabilities and the Deaf Apostolate, Catholic Social Services’ Developmental Programs Division, and the Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education of the Archdiocese to ensure those individuals with disabilities and their caregivers have access to the greatest number of resources available.

The helpline offers referrals to the range of services available through Archdiocesan programs as well as partner providers. This free helpline is accessible to the public at 484-472-5041.

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