Following last month’s changes in the structure of archdiocesan offices responsible for ministries in the areas of life, family and the new evangelization, another evolution of the offices was announced July 3.

The Office for Persons with Disabilities and the Deaf Apostolate, previously a department under the Office for Life and Family, becomes a peer office with the same leadership, Sister Kathleen Schipani, now director instead of administrator.

Questions about the archdiocesan ministry to persons with disabilities or deafness should be directed to Sister Kathleen at 215-587-3530 (voice phone), 267-507-1215 (video phone) or email at

Contact information for the Office for Life and Family, and the Office for the New Evangelization, remains the same.