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April 25, 2001

CARDINAL BEVILACQUA TO CELEBRATE MASS
FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia, will celebrate a Mass for Persons with Disabilities, their families and friends. Reverend Monsignor Timothy C. Senior, Secretary for Catholic Human Services, will be the homilist. The Mass is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Department for Pastoral Care for Persons with Disabilities, Respect Life Office.


Sunday, April 29, 2001
2:00 p.m.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia


More than 700 people are expected to attend the Mass for Persons with Disabilities including persons with both physical and mental disabilities, family members, friends and care providers. All Archdiocesan Special Education Schools have been invited to attend There will be 50 wheelchair users and 45 members of the deaf community at the Mass, which will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Assisted listening devices for persons hard of hearing and Braille Mass booklets for the visually impaired will be available. The Mass for Persons with Disabilities is a Eucharistic celebration of inclusion. It is not a Mass of Healing or Anointing of the Sick.
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