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  • Judie Zervic, an interpreter with the deaf ministry at Transfiguration Church, Marietta, signs the Our Father at the Faith and Sharing Mass of Inclusion at Holy Spirit Church, Atlanta, Sept. 2. The Mass marked the 40th anniversary of the “Pastoral Statement on Persons with Disabilities” released by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in November 1978. PHOTO BY LAURA MOON.
  • D. J. Peyroux proclaims the first reading and responsorial psalm, as Brenda French signs, at the Faith and Sharing Mass. He is a high functioning person with autism, and his parents were told that he would never speak when he was born. PHOTO BY LAURA MOON
  • Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory blesses Lars Olivieri, 4, who has cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus, and his mother, Larissa Olivieri, as they lead the presentation of the gifts at the biannual Faith and Sharing Mass. In his homily, the archbishop said that the members of the disabilities community “remind us that our table, the Eucharist, the altar, will never be complete if we don’t invite you to come there.” PHOTO BY LAURA MOON.

Judie Zervic, center, an interpreter with the deaf ministry at Transfiguration Church, Marietta, signs the Our Father at the Faith and Sharing Mass of Inclusion at Holy Spirit Church, Atlanta, Sept. 2. The Mass marked the 40th anniversary of the “Pastoral Statement on Persons with Disabilities” released by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in November 1978. Photo by Laura Moon


Atlanta

Disabilities ministry’s Faith and Sharing Mass welcomes all to table

ATLANTA—In 1978, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released a landmark statement calling for the Church to advocate and include those with disabilities. Forty years later, members of the disabilities community in the Archdiocese of Atlanta gathered to celebrate the statement and pray for the growth they believe is yet to come Archbishop Wilton D. […] Full Story