Archbishop Charles Chaput celebrated the annual Mass honoring the gifts of people with disabilities, plus the deaf apostolate, along with caregivers, family and friends, April 1 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia. Read full coverage of the Mass here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Michael (left) and Dave Malloy from St. Anastasia Parish in Newtown Square attend the annual Mass for Persons with Disabilities April 1 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.
Jessica Anderson comforts Aidan from St. Edmond’s Home for Children during the Mass.
Trish from Divine Providence Village is happy to attend the Mass.
The ladies from Divine Providence Village offer one another a sign of peace.
Naoko Spencer shares her program with Erin from St. Edmond’s Home for Children.
Greg from St. Edmond’s Home for Children, the Rosemont facility operated by Catholic Social Services, is happy to hold Julia Vivanco’s hand during the Mass honoring persons with disabilities April 1 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul. (Sarah Webb)
Shane is one of many residents from St. Edmond’s Home to attend the Mass for persons with disabilities.
Marty finds comfort during the Mass by holding several soft gloves.
Megan and Jessica Fisher from St. Edmond’s Home attend the Mass for persons with disabilities.
From left, Peg, Mike and Monica Keenan from St. Cyril Parish in Jamison attend Mass as a family.
From left, Christian, Jackie, Savannah and William attend Mass for persons with disabilities as both children have several disabilities.
Tommy and Teresa Cardi from St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Springfield, who have vision disabilities, bring their gifts to the celebration of the Mass.
John DeAngelo, who is a congenital amputee, attended Mass with several friends.
Rob Price, center, from St. Genevieve Parish in Flourtown, attends Mass with his mother Nancy and brother Jim.
Members of the hearing impaired community participate in the Mass using sign language.
David from the Don Guanella Village community is happy to attend Mass for persons with disabilities.
Msgr. Richard Bolger (left) catches up with Peg, Mike and Monica after Mass. Monica attended Our Lady of Confidence School while Msgr. Bolger was pastor of St. David Parish located next to the school.
Archbishop Charles Chaput greets Mary Anne Palmer after Mass.
William and Larry Mensch from Our Lady of Ransom Parish, Philadelphia, chat with Archbishop Chaput after Mass.
Simone Gavioli from St. Genevieve Parish in Flourtown meets the Archbishop after Mass.