Families of persons with disabilities update form
The Accessibility Ministries Office of the Diocese of Toledo is updating records on families of persons with disabilities to serve and assist them in the formation of their faith and effectively minister to them. This request is for all families in the Diocese, if there is someone in your household with a permanent disability, please access, complete, and submit the google document below. Thank you for your time and cooperation
- Liturgical minister training
- Braille or audio taped materials
- Large Print Sacramentary
- Portable assistive listening system
- Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities
- Catechetical resources for adults and children with disabilities
Interpreted Mass Schedule
Contact the Parish Offices for more information
ST. JOHN XXIII, Perrysburg
24250 Dixie Highway, Perrysburg, OH 43551
2049 Parkside Blvd, Toledo, OH 43607
ST. PETER, Mansfield
104 W. First St., Mansfield, OH 44902
SACRED HEART OF JESUS, Fremont
550 Smith Rd., Fremont, OH 43420
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, Bellevue
231 East Center Street, Bellevue, OH 44811
Mass in ASL celebrated by Rev. Michael Depcik, OSFS
St. Francis de Sales High School, Oblates Chapel, 2323 West Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43607
May purchase from RCL Benzinger (877-275-4725).
Mental Health: A Guide for Faith Leaders
downloadable booklet from the American Psychiatric Association
Quick Reference on Mental Health for Faith Leaders
downloadable 2-page reference from the American Psychiatric Association
National Catholic Partnership on DisabilityLearn More
National Catholic Office for the DeafLearn More
Be Not AfraidLearn More
Apostolate of Persons with Chronic Illness and/or DisabilityLearn More
Xavier Society for the BlindLearn More
Pathways to Promise Ministry and Mental IllnessLearn More
NAMI Faith NetLearn More
Faith and LightLearn More
Teaching Children about Disability
Other websites for disability resources:
A Presentation on the Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments for Persons with Disabilities.
Adaptive Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation Preparation Kits. For learners with limited language, includes picture missal, interactive activities and teaching guide. Available on loan from the Office for Persons with Disabilities (419-244-6711) or for purchase from Loyola Press.
Guidance/Best Practice for the distribution of Holy Eucharist to those with gluten intolerance/Celiac disease:
The recommendation from the Office of Divine Worship, which is pastoral and makes practical sense, is for the Priest to have the low gluten Host in a separate pyx (ideally the person brings his/her own pyx with low gluten Host and places it on the altar prior to Mass) and have it in his hand under the paten. Then, rather than “pouring” the Host onto the person’s hand, he places the open pyx in the person’s hand and says, “The Body of Christ”. The communicant simply takes the Host from the pyx and consumes it. The communicant is not self-communicating because the Body of Christ is presented to them. Distributing in this manner also greatly reduces the chance of cross contamination of the low gluten host, because the Priest is not touching the host. As people may feel self-conscious at the prospect of needing special arrangements for the reception of Holy Communion, pastoral sensitivity in this area is particularly important.
Another recommendation from the Office of Divine Worship: There could also be a separate chalice on the altar. The communicant could simply come up with any Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, receive the Precious Blood, and then return to his/her seat. This way the flow of Communion is not interrupted.
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