Archbishop Charles J. Chaput celebrated Mass for persons with disabilities Saturday, March 23 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia. Persons with various types of mental or physical disabilities were represented in various roles through the Mass. After the Mass special awards were given to groups active in ministries to persons with disabilities.
They included the Catholic League of Persons with Disabilities, which plans and assists at liturgies and retreats for persons with disabilities, and the Our Lady of Confidence retreat at Malvern Retreat House, both of which are celebrating 50 years of service in the Archdiocese.
Archbishop Charles Chaput, celebrant for the annual Mass for Persons with Disabilities, their families and caregivers, presents one of two awards to Theresa Breward, Barbara Walter and Vincent Rozanskiafter Mass to organizations that support people with disabilities. The Mass was celebrated March 23 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Altar server Nick Archinese, from Don Guanella Village, holds the book for Archbishop Charles Chaput.
Rev. Mr. Sean Loomis signs the gospel as Fr. Denis Gil interprets.
The Roberto family, from Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Bensalem, present the gifts to Archbishop Charles Chaput during the mass for persons with disabilities.
Mike Gesualdi, from Don Guanella Village, prays during mass.
Terry Hiller reaches for his father Carl’s hand during mass.
Fr. Anthony Russo give communion to Joe Johnson.
Archbishop Charles Chaput greets William Jose, from Saint Alice Parish in Upper Darby, after mass.