Persons With Disabilities

The mission of the Ministry with Persons with Disabilities is to help each parish keep all parishioners actively involved in parish life regardless of type, severity or age of onset of a disability.

Holy Family Special Needs Foundation

The HFSNF provides inclusion grants to the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Wichita to better serve students with disabilities.

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Programs offered

Holy Family Camp

Wichita Saints Special Olympics and Young Athletes

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Blind or Visually Impaired

Deaf or Hearing Impaired

Mental Health Support Group - St. Francis of Assisi

Holy Family Special Needs Foundation

Holy Family Camp is a week-long spiritual experience held each summer for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Ages 3 to 7:

Young athletes can participate in the Special Olympics Young Athletes program.

Ages 8 years and up:

The Ministry with Persons with Disabilities has a Special Olympics team called the Wichita Saints. Any person with an intellectual disability who is eight years of age or older may join.

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Totus Tuus for Children with Special Needs
Each summer, a session of Totus Tuus for children with special needs is offered at the Spiritual Life Center. This program is designed for children ages 6-13 with moderate to severe special needs. Cost is $50 per child.

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Advent and Lenten Retreats
Each year during Advent and Lent, the Ministry offers a half-day retreat for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ages 14 and up. These retreats take place in the Wichita area and in Southeast Kansas. 

The Catholic Advance is available on the Air Capitol Telephone Reading Service. Anyone who is blind, visually impaired or has a print disability (dyslexia, non-reader) may access this service. In order to access the service, an application will need to be completed. For more information, contact us below.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, interpreted Masses are not currently offered. We hope they will be available soon.

Assistive listening devices for those who have hearing impairments are available in many parishes. Ask an usher at Mass to assist you.

Contact your pastor if sign language interpretation is needed for funeral Masses, rosaries, weddings or other special liturgies.

We also offer a monthly newsletter, Ephphatha, for the deaf/hearing impaired community. The three most recent issues can be found in PDF form below, under "Resources," or contact us to begin receiving the current editions via mail or email. 

Mental Health Support Group - St. Francis of Assisi
The St. Francis of Assisi Parish Nurse Ministry has a group for those that struggle with mental health issues and also for those close to them. All are welcome to join. The group meets the second Wednesday of every month from 7:00-8:30 pm in Stewardship Hall.No registration required. Feel free to attend one or all of the gatherings. This is a safe place to come learn and share. Address is 861 N. Socora, Wichita, 67212. Call Lawrence Schuckman for more information (316-259-8210).

The Mission of the Holy Family Special Needs Foundation is to foster the human, intellectual and spiritual growth of individuals with disabilities through education, activities and services which help them to be active disciples of Jesus Christ in the Diocese of Wichita.

 

Tuesday
Jul 06

Nourish House Calls

10:00am - 11:00am
Nourish for Caregivers of Wichita is offering "House Calls". To join in on these supportive Zoom meetings, call Rayna Neises at 620-921-0083.
Thursday
Jul 08

Nourish House Calls

10:00am - 11:00am
Nourish for Caregivers of Wichita is offering "House Calls". To join in on these supportive Zoom meetings, call Rayna Neises at 620-921-0083.
Tuesday
Jul 13

Nourish House Calls

10:00am - 11:00am
Nourish for Caregivers of Wichita is offering "House Calls". To join in on these supportive Zoom meetings, call Rayna Neises at 620-921-0083.
Wednesday
Jul 14

Mental Health Support Group

7:00pm - 8:30pm
The St. Francis of Assisi Parish Mental Health Ministry hosts a support group for those who struggle with mental health issues and for those close to them. They are help at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish St. Bonaventure Hall.
No registration is required. Feel free to attend one or all of the gatherings. This is a safe place to come learn and share.
For more information, call Lawrence Schuckman at 316-259-8210.
Thursday
Jul 15

Nourish House Calls

10:00am - 11:00am
Nourish for Caregivers of Wichita is offering "House Calls". To join in on these supportive Zoom meetings, call Rayna Neises at 620-921-0083.
Tuesday
Jul 20

Nourish House Calls

10:00am - 11:00am
Nourish for Caregivers of Wichita is offering "House Calls". To join in on these supportive Zoom meetings, call Rayna Neises at 620-921-0083.
Thursday
Jul 22

Nourish House Calls

10:00am - 11:00am
Nourish for Caregivers of Wichita is offering "House Calls". To join in on these supportive Zoom meetings, call Rayna Neises at 620-921-0083.
Sunday
Jul 25

Interpreted Mass

9:00am - 10:00am
Address
St Vincent de Paul Church, 123 N Andover Rd, Andover, KS 67002, USA
Tuesday
Jul 27

Nourish House Calls

10:00am - 11:00am
Nourish for Caregivers of Wichita is offering "House Calls". To join in on these supportive Zoom meetings, call Rayna Neises at 620-921-0083.
Thursday
Jul 29

Nourish House Calls

10:00am - 11:00am
Nourish for Caregivers of Wichita is offering "House Calls". To join in on these supportive Zoom meetings, call Rayna Neises at 620-921-0083.
Sunday
Aug 01

Interpreted Mass

9:00am - 10:00am
Address
St Vincent de Paul Church, 123 N Andover Rd, Andover, KS 67002, USA
Monday
Aug 02

Totus Tuus for Children with Special Needs

10:00am - 2:00pm
Each summer, a session of Totus Tuus for children with special needs is offered at the Spiritual Life Center. This program is designed for children ages 6-13 with moderate to severe special needs.
Address
Spiritual Life Center, 7100 E 45th St N, Bel Aire, KS 67226, USA
Tuesday
Aug 03

Nourish House Calls

10:00am - 11:00am
Nourish for Caregivers of Wichita is offering "House Calls". To join in on these supportive Zoom meetings, call Rayna Neises at 620-921-0083.

Totus Tuus for Children with Special Needs

10:00am - 2:00pm
Each summer, a session of Totus Tuus for children with special needs is offered at the Spiritual Life Center. This program is designed for children ages 6-13 with moderate to severe special needs.
Address
Spiritual Life Center, 7100 E 45th St N, Bel Aire, KS 67226, USA
Wednesday
Aug 04

Totus Tuus for Children with Special Needs

10:00am - 2:00pm
Each summer, a session of Totus Tuus for children with special needs is offered at the Spiritual Life Center. This program is designed for children ages 6-13 with moderate to severe special needs.
Address
Spiritual Life Center, 7100 E 45th St N, Bel Aire, KS 67226, USA
Thursday
Aug 05

Nourish House Calls

10:00am - 11:00am
Nourish for Caregivers of Wichita is offering "House Calls". To join in on these supportive Zoom meetings, call Rayna Neises at 620-921-0083.

Totus Tuus for Children with Special Needs

10:00am - 2:00pm
Each summer, a session of Totus Tuus for children with special needs is offered at the Spiritual Life Center. This program is designed for children ages 6-13 with moderate to severe special needs.
Address
Spiritual Life Center, 7100 E 45th St N, Bel Aire, KS 67226, USA
Friday
Aug 06

Catholic Advance Audio Available

The Catholic Advance is available through the KU Audio Reader System. Anyone who is blind, visually impaired, or has a print disability (dyslexia, nonreader) may access this service. For information, call Myra Jacobs at 316-269-3900.
Sunday
Aug 08

Interpreted Mass

9:00am - 10:00am
Address
St Vincent de Paul Church, 123 N Andover Rd, Andover, KS 67002, USA
Tuesday
Aug 10

Nourish House Calls

10:00am - 11:00am
Nourish for Caregivers of Wichita is offering "House Calls". To join in on these supportive Zoom meetings, call Rayna Neises at 620-921-0083.
Wednesday
Aug 11

Mental Health Support Group

7:00pm - 8:30pm
The St. Francis of Assisi Parish Mental Health Ministry hosts a support group for those who struggle with mental health issues and for those close to them. They are help at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish St. Bonaventure Hall.
No registration is required. Feel free to attend one or all of the gatherings. This is a safe place to come learn and share.
For more information, call Lawrence Schuckman at 316-259-8210.
Thursday
Aug 12

Nourish House Calls

10:00am - 11:00am
Nourish for Caregivers of Wichita is offering "House Calls". To join in on these supportive Zoom meetings, call Rayna Neises at 620-921-0083.
Sunday
Aug 15

Interpreted Mass

9:00am - 10:00am
Address
St Vincent de Paul Church, 123 N Andover Rd, Andover, KS 67002, USA
Tuesday
Aug 17

Nourish House Calls

10:00am - 11:00am
Nourish for Caregivers of Wichita is offering "House Calls". To join in on these supportive Zoom meetings, call Rayna Neises at 620-921-0083.
Thursday
Aug 19

Nourish House Calls

10:00am - 11:00am
Nourish for Caregivers of Wichita is offering "House Calls". To join in on these supportive Zoom meetings, call Rayna Neises at 620-921-0083.
Friday
Aug 20

Catholic Advance Audio Available

The Catholic Advance is available through the KU Audio Reader System. Anyone who is blind, visually impaired, or has a print disability (dyslexia, nonreader) may access this service. For information, call Myra Jacobs at 316-269-3900.
Sunday
Aug 22

Interpreted Mass

9:00am - 10:00am
Address
St Vincent de Paul Church, 123 N Andover Rd, Andover, KS 67002, USA
Tuesday
Aug 24

Nourish House Calls

10:00am - 11:00am
Nourish for Caregivers of Wichita is offering "House Calls". To join in on these supportive Zoom meetings, call Rayna Neises at 620-921-0083.
Thursday
Aug 26

Nourish House Calls

10:00am - 11:00am
Nourish for Caregivers of Wichita is offering "House Calls". To join in on these supportive Zoom meetings, call Rayna Neises at 620-921-0083.
Sunday
Aug 29

Interpreted Mass

9:00am - 10:00am
Address
St Vincent de Paul Church, 123 N Andover Rd, Andover, KS 67002, USA

Signed Mass

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Address
Spiritual Life Center, 7100 E 45th St N, Bel Aire, KS 67226, USA
Tuesday
Aug 31

Nourish House Calls

10:00am - 11:00am
Nourish for Caregivers of Wichita is offering "House Calls". To join in on these supportive Zoom meetings, call Rayna Neises at 620-921-0083.

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Contact Us

Ministry with Persons with Disabilities

Catholic Diocese of Wichita
424 N. Broadway
Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: (316) 269-3900