Religious Education Apostolate for Catholics with Special Needs
People with disabilities are welcomed to the spiritual and social life of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish. As a parish community we strive to meet the catechetical and sacramental needs of each person. Whenever possible, children with disabilities are included in the regular Religious Education programs. Children and adults with special needs, whether it be physical, mental or emotional, will find the R.E.A.C.H. program is structured to meet the needs of each individual. Participants receive learning that is tailor made for them and an experience of liturgy and community building. As a small faith community, we follow the Liturgical Year, celebrate the lives of the Saints, and the lives of each other. Preparation for and celebration of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation is also available to each person as they are ready for those Sacraments.
Participants’ ages for the Saturday morning program range from age 6-18. Currently the program lacks adequate volunteers, and so it is necessary for a parent or other trusted guardian to attend with each participant. We are hopeful that many more volunteers will come forward in the future so that guardians will be free to make the decision to stay and attend the classes with their children or drop them off and pick them up when class ends.
We meet on Saturday mornings 9:00AM – 10:15AM from September through April. Childrens Reach 2016-2017 Calendar
Sessions meet in the lower level of Ministry Center, Room L24 from 9:00AM – 10:15AM
REACH is also available for adults. The Adult REACH program meets on alternating Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 PM under the direction of Mrs. Andrea Yarger. Please contact the Religious Education Office for more information on Adult REACH. Adult Reach Ministry 2016-2017 Calendar
The Knights of Columbus financially supports this program. We sincerely thank the Knights for their dedicated work on behalf of those with special needs.
To register or volunteer for this rewarding ministry, contact either Mrs. Theresa Pratt or Shawn Denning – Ross
Call, if you have any questions; we’d be happy to hear from you.
Director of Religious Education
Children’s REACH Facilitator
Adult REACH Facilitator