The Office for Pastoral Ministry with Persons with Disabilities

Living the mission of the Archdiocese of Newark, the Office exists to foster the appreciation of individuals with disabilities as indispensable members of the Body of Christ, to empower parishes to support meaningful participation in all aspects of the life of the Church through engagement, relationship, and appropriate supports, and to nurture the growth and capabilities of persons with disabilities so they experience a true sense of belonging in our community.

Appreciation – Empowerment – Meaningful Participation – Relationships – Belonging

Introducing Pilot Program Accompanying Persons with Disabilities in a Synodal Church

A Ministry of Pastoral Accompaniment

My Beautiful One

If you or someone you know has received a prenatal diagnosis, you are not alone.

Receiving a prenatal diagnosis is a traumatic event for parents eagerly anticipating the birth of their child. My Beautiful One ministry provides emotional and spiritual support to parents carrying to term following a prenatal diagnosis, from diagnosis through pregnancy, birth, and whatever lies ahead, for up to one year. We believe that every baby is a gift – a beautiful one – whose life matters, and who possesses inherent value and dignity. 

My Beautiful One ministry does not provide healthcare advice or treatment, does not collect any payments for services provided, and is not a covered entity engaging in covered transactions under HIPAA.

For more information please visit our website by clicking the button below.

All persons with disabilities have gifts to contribute to the whole Church. When persons with disabilities are embraced and welcomed, and invited to participate fully in all aspects of parish community life, the Body of Christ is more complete. (Revised Guidelines, Conclusion)
USCCB, Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilites: Revised Edition.

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Departamento de Ministerios Pastorales de Personas con Discapacidades Arquidiócesis de Newark

ASENGURANDO EL BAUTISMO DE LAS PERSONAS CON DISCAPACIDADES Para ratificar el derecho a participar en la vida y misión de la Iglesia.

  • Educación
  • Defensoría
  • Fortalecimiento
  • Colaboración

Hispanic Family Life Ministries

Catechesis with Hispanics

Atender La Misa (PDF)

Bienvenida y Justicia para Personas Discapacitadas (PDF)


Anne Masters, PhD, FAAIDD

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