Persons with disabilities and their loved ones and caregivers are welcomed to a monthly Mass at St. John Parish, in Wallingford, Delaware county. See our photo gallery of the recent Mass Sept. 6, celebrated by the parish’s pastor, Father Edward Hallinan. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Father Edward Hallinan greets Cameron Sperduto and his mom Leann after Mass.
People greet one another at the beginning of Mass.
Lector Teresa Maisano reads the first reading as Sarah Cardie translates into American Sign Language (ASL).
Ryan Leahy, who is autistic, serves as cantor while Sarah Cardie signs for the hearing impaired.
The Much family.
Lector Joe Harper
Erin (left) and Joan O’Brien
Danielle and Pat DiFiore
Tom, Mary and Mary Beth Reinke
Michelle and Anthony Massey
Edith, an interpreter (right), uses touch to sign the words of the Mass for Robert Kern, who is blind and deaf.
John Lilly prays during Mass.
Kristina Vacha (left), coordinator of the monthly Mass at St. John’s, and Jennifer Baldino Bonett, volunteer, pray together.
Edward and Alfreda Klucznik
Tom and Tommy Carroll pray the Lord’s Prayer.
Francis Barnes receives holy Communion.
Greeters Maura and Sheila Reese
Acolyte Jessica Clark (center) serves the Mass
Lectors Teresa Maisano Joe Harper process in with Father Hallinan.
Father Edward Hallinan greets Michael and Peggy Granwehr.
Father Hallinan greets Kathy and Rob Koehler after Mass.