|Ministry to Disabled|
A Mass for Hidden Treasures
The Ministry with People with Disabilities, Diocese of Metuchen, is committed to facilitate the implementation of the Pastoral Statement of the U. S. Catholic Bishops on People with Disabilities which calls for “realizing the unique gifts individuals with disabilities have to offer the Church” and Society and to advocate for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the full participation of the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church.
The Role of the Parish Advocate
The Parish Advocate for People with Disabilities for Immaculate Conception Parish is Regina Teggeler. The parish advocate’s role is to act on behalf of persons with disabilities to ensure that all are invited to share in the life of the parish. The advocate is a volunteer who serves as a liaison between persons with disabilities and their parish and between the parish and the Office of Respect for Life, Ministry with People with Disabilities, Diocese of Metuchen.
A disability is defined as difficulty seeing or hearing, moving the body, or understanding everything quickly. It is a physical or mental impairment, which limits a person’s life activities. It can be from birth; it can come with age. It is the goal of the church to offer the same respect and opportunities in worship life to all people. If you are a person with a disability or know of a person in the parish with a disability, please contact Regina Teggeler at 908-963-8473 .