Join us from 7-9 p.m. March 17 in the Stevenson Center
for our first St. Patrick's Day Dinner with Friends.
Enjoy a meatless dinner, music, fun and fellowship
with older teens and adults and their families.
Click here for the details.
Space is limited. Please RSVP by March 13.
Our ministry is conducting a brief survey to help us improve our service to or parishioners and guests with disabilities. We invite you to share your thoughts. Email completed surveys to Jim Kane (firstname.lastname@example.org), or drop them off at the Parish House or in the collection basket.
Click here to view the survey.
Click here to learn more about our ministry and about disabilities at St. John's.
An American Sign Language interpreter now serves at our 11:30 a.m. Mass on the first and third Sundays of each month.
On the second Sunday of the month, Msgr. Paul Dougherty presides at a Deaf Community Mass at 10:15 a.m. at St. Anastasia Parish, 3309 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073. Visit www.deafcatholicphilly.org for the full list of Masses for the deaf community.
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St. John Chrysostom warmly welcomes
Our monthly Mass of Welcoming & Inclusion includes some modifications for persons with disabilities. The liturgy is shorter, the music and lighting softer, and the Mass is interpreted in American Sign Language. Download a flyer about our Masses and ministry.
Note: Low-gluten Hosts are available at all Masses.
About the Ministry with Persons with Disabilities
Mission Statement: We welcome and support people with special needs and their families to grow in faith and participate in the life of the parish community with the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
Our ministry is currently working in four main areas:
We welcome the full participation of Persons with Special Needs in our ministry.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Department of Pastoral Care for Persons with Disabilities offers additional resources and support for these families.
Please click here for 10 ways that you can support our ministry. We meet from 7 to 8 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month in the Stevenson Center, and volunteers are always needed for special activities or events. You are welcome to join our email list, whether or not you are able to attend meetings.
The Stevenson Center is located in the lower level of the Parish House (rectory). The Parish House is to the left of the church. Entry to the Stevenson Center is down the rear driveway. A handicapped-accessible bathroom is available in the Stevenson Center.