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March 7, 2012


Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the celebrant and homilist at the annual Mass for Persons with Disabilities. The liturgy is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Department of Pastoral Care for Persons with Disabilities and the Deaf Apostolate, which recognizes the needs and gifts of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and facilitates their participation in the life of the Church and its faith community.

Saturday, March 10, 2012
10:45 a.m. (Musical Prelude)
11:00 a.m. (Mass)
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Divine Providence Village Bell Choir, composed of women with developmental disabilities, will perform the musical prelude. Two additional choirs will provide the liturgical music: the Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments Singers under the direction of their Principal, Sr. Meg Fleming. I.H.M., as well as the Saint Raymond of Peņafort Choir under the direction of Mr. Kevin Belton.

All are welcome to attend this special celebration, especially families, friends, neighbors, and caregivers of those with disabilities.

A reception will be held immediately following Mass in the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center at 222 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA. The Nevilaires Choir, consisting of individuals who are blind, will provide musical entertainment for the reception.

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Editor's Note: For more information please contact the Department of Pastoral Care for Persons with Disabilities at 215-587-3530.

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist

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