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Special Needs


Welcoming Persons with Disabilities


One in five Americans has a disability. Everyday, it’s likely you encounter someone who has a disability.  But you may not notice it.  Sometimes people are uncomfortable around people with disabilities because they don’t know how to act or what to say.


We join our Holy Father, Pope Benedict, and Pope John Paul II in calling for actions which “ensure that the power of salvation may be shared by all” (John Paul II, Tertio Millennio Adveniente, n.16).

The purpose of the area for Special Needs is to work for the full potential of persons with disabilities, their families, and those directly associated with them.  It is equally important to sensitize the people of the Diocese of Sacramento to the concerns, gifts and needs of all.  Then, persons with disabilities will be able to enjoy full participation in the life and mission of the church, enjoying their full baptismal rights, as well as contributing to the good of the church.


Guidelines for the Celebration of the
Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities


National Catholic Partnership on Disability:

Advancing Inclusion in Church and Society


1998 Welcome and Justice for
Persons with Disabilities


1978 Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on People with Disabilities



Local Resources


Alcoholics Anonymous


916-334-2970 – Sacramento
530-888-3645 – Placer


Al-Anon Adult Children


Narcotics Anonymous


National Depression &
Manic-Depression Group


Debtors Anonymous


Gamblers Anonymous


Freedom from Smoking
(Sacramento Lung Association)


Mothers Against Drunk Driving


Asperger’s Syndrome
Sacramento - 916/682-1740
Davis - 530/753-8649



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