Special Needs

Christian Service and Pastoral Care


This Ministry serves a diverse population of families who have children with special needs.

Contact: Cathy Cushing, Pastoral Assistant - 815-436-2651 ext. 861 or ccushing@smip.org

 

 

Special Needs Choir  
hosted by St. Mary Immaculate Parish

Description: Choir practice for members of the community with special needs who will then sing at the quarterly Masses.

Date/Time: Feb/March after RE/Confirmation classes either Mondays (7:15 pm – 7:30 pm) or Wednesdays (5:55 pm-6:10 pm)

Location: St. Mary Immaculate Parish – Small Meeting Room (RE & Confirmation classroom)

Contact: Lu Santos at balikbayanbaby@yahoo.com for more information or to check dates.

Other: The choir will sing next at the Special Needs Easter Mass on March 27th 2016 at 11:00am in Cana Hall.

 

Sunday Hospitality
hosted by St. Mary Immaculate Special Needs Ministry

Description: Please join us as we host Sunday Hospitality by serving donuts and juice to our fellow parishioners.

Date/Time: March 6, 2016 (7:30 am - 10:15 am)

Location: Saint Mary Immaculate Parish - Gym

RSVP: Theresa Ho at purposefulmotion@yahoo.com  by February 28th

Other: At least one parent is to attend with child/children.  Please RSVP with number of people coming including number of children.

 

Special Needs Easter Sunday Mass
hosted by St. Mary Immaculate Parish

Description: Join us for our annual Easter Sunday Mass for members of the community with special needs.

Date/Time: Sunday, March 27, 2016 (11:00 am – 12 noon)

Location: St. Mary Immaculate Parish-Cana Hall
Other: For those requiring ease of access to the building, the back entrance to the Parish Center on Frederick St. at door 15 will be open for drop off and pick up.  Please contact Parish Office if a sign interpreter is needed.

 

6th Annual “No One Can Stop Me” Abilities Expo
hosted by the Plainfield Township Disabilities Committee and St. Mary Immaculate Parish

Description: A free event for everyone; Includes 60+ exhibitors showcasing products and services supporting individuals with special needs and their families.

Date/Time: Saturday, April 9, 2016 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Location: St. Mary Immaculate Parish – Gym & Commons

RSVP: N/A – unless you would like to be an exhibitor, then contact Marie Adams at marie.adams@McKesson.com

Other: Guest speakers, workshops, networking, raffles, Mobility Works modified vehicles, cheer & dance demos, service dogs.

 

Special Needs Ministry Service Project – Misericordia Candy Days
hosted by St. Mary Immaculate Parish

Description: Volunteers stand inside the Commons, wear a Misericordia vest and pass out candy packets and informational tags in exchange for donations.  This can be a family or parent/child service activity. A minimum of 4 people are needed after each of the seven mass times.

Date/Time: Saturday, April 30th and Sunday May 1st after all Masses (Sat. 4 pm & 5:30 pm; Sun. 7:30 am, 9 am, 10:45 am, 12:15 pm & 6 pm)

Location: St. Mary Immaculate Parish – Commons

Contact: Holly Moore hollymmoore@yahoo.com  to request the shift (mass) you would like to volunteer at.

Other: Bring your smiling faces and wear comfortable shoes.

 

Special Needs Summer Mass & Brunch
hosted by St. Mary Immaculate Parish

Description: Join us for our annual beginning of summer Mass for members of the community with special needs.

Date/Time: Sunday, June 12, 2016 (Mass 10:30am – 11:30am; brunch immediately following)

Location: St. Mary Immaculate Parish – Cana Hall

Other: For those requiring ease of access to the building, the back entrance to the Parish Center on Frederick St. at door 15 will be open for drop off and pick up.  Please contact the Parish Office if a sign interpreter is needed.  Next Mass Sept. 18th.

 

 

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