The annual archdiocesan Mass honoring the persons with disabilities, the deaf community, family, friends and caregivers is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia.

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput will be the principal celebrant and homilist. There will be a light reception immediately following the Mass. All are welcome.

The Divine Providence Village Bell Choir, composed of women with developmental disabilities, will be the featured group performing the musical prelude. The Adult and Children’s Choir from Saint Patrick Parish, Malvern, will provide the Liturgical music. The musical prelude will begin at 10:15 a.m.

All are welcome to attend this special celebration, especially families, friends, neighbors, and caregivers of those with disabilities. A reception will be held immediately following Mass in the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center at 222 North 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA, located directly behind the Cathedral.

For more information contact the archdiocesan Department for Pastoral Care for Persons with Disabilities at 215-587-3530 or email