Since April is World Autism Month, we thought we’d share an article with permission from Saint Isaac Jogues in Marlton, NJ. It was originally published in the Trenton Monitor and after reading it we decided to reach out to the church. Here is some information they provided along with the link to the article. Enjoy!
The Parishes of St. Isaac Jogues and St. John Neumann Special Needs Inclusion Mass
In an effort to minister to the needs of our families who have children and other family members who may be dealing with physical, emotional and mental challenges and to create a welcoming environment at our parish liturgical celebrations, the Special Needs Inclusion Mass will be celebrated on the second Saturday of each month at the Vigil liturgies at St. Isaac Jogues and St. John Neumann parishes.
The next Special Needs Inclusion Mass will be celebrated at St. John Neumann on Saturday, May 11th at 4:30 pm.
The Special Needs Inclusion Mass celebrated at the Church of St. Isaac Jogues will be on June 8th at 5 pm.
The liturgy celebrated makes simple, approved modifications to make it possible for families with a physical, emotional or mentally challenged member to come and pray at liturgy together. We are grateful to Shannon Rizzo for introducing the idea and working with the parishes to make it a reality. We are grateful to her family for their support and encouragement. This is Shannon’s Gold Project for Scouts.
Check out the article here!