Ministry for Catholics with DisAbilities Committee


Often families are not prepared for the birth of a child with a disability or the development of impairments. Our pastoral response is to become informed about disabilities and to offer ongoing support to the family, and welcome to the child. Welcome and Justice for Persons with disabilities 1998, 9


Assisted by this same principle, the Ministry for Catholics with disAbilities derives three main guiding key words for our mission in serving Catholics with disAbilities: information, support, and welcome. These, in return, have given us a strong base for our general goals and objectives:

1. We will strive to create ways to inform ourselves and those we serve on persons with disabilities by using social media and training opportunities.

2. We will support parents and caregivers of persons with disabilities by creating online resources of available and existing services.

3. We will identify opportunities to welcome persons with disabilities to the Body of Christ through awareness and advocacy.



Sunday, February 11, 2024 @ 1pm

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Carmichael - For more information, please contact Teri Burns at or 916-802-8343.



The Diocese of Sacramento Ministry for Catholics with disAbilities is an affiliate of the NCPD

Support/Resource Meeting for DRE/CREs

Support group for those providing faith formation & sacramental preparation to Catholic Children with disAbilities

2nd Thursday of every month on TEAMS at 10am - Click Here To Join


Check back for details on our Spring Workshop - scheduled for March 23, 2024 at Diocese of Sacramento Pastoral Center, Sacramento.


Check back here for information on our Ministry Days Workshops - Saturday, September 28, 2024 at Christian Brothers High School.




“Parish catechetical and sacramental preparation programs may need to be adapted for some parishioners with disabilities, though, as much as possible, persons with disabilities should be integrated into the ordinary programs.” Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities, General Principle 5


“Catholics with disabilities have a right to participate in the sacraments as fully as other members of the local ecclesial community.” ibid, 2

“All members of the faith community have a role to play in the invitation, welcome, and inclusion of people with disabilities.” ibid, 7


“Since the parish is the center of the Christian experience for most Catholics, pastors, and other parish ministers should make every effort to provide for all Catholics with disabilities who reside within a parish’s boundaries.” ibid, 4


“Sacred ministers cannot deny the sacraments to those who seek them at appropriate times, are properly disposed, and are not prohibited by law from receiving them.” Codex Iuris Canonici, 843, §1


“All persons with disabilities have gifts to contribute to the whole Church. When persons with disabilities are embraced and welcomed and invited to participate fully in all aspects of parish community life, the Body of Christ is more complete.” ibid, Conclusion.


St. Clare Parish 
Laura Rios      
1950 Junction Blvd, Roseville, CA 95747

Divine Savior Parish
Jennifer Shaver
9079 Greenback Ln, Orangevale, CA 95662

St Joseph Parish
Dianna Noyes
280 Oak Tree Ln, Lincoln, CA 95648

St James Parish
Josephine Mislang
1275 B St, Davis, CA 95616

Holy Spirit Parish
Rachel Teresi
3159 Land Park Dr, Sacramento, CA 95818

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sidney Curry
4123 Robertson Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
Sr. Linda Carandang, FDCC
1951 North Ave. Sacramento, CA 95838

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
Sr. Lisa Marie Doty, FDCC
 1019 11th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

St Anthony Parish
Christine Soriano
 660 Florin Rd, Sacramento, CA 95831

St Ignatius of Loyola Parish
Fatima Aliva-Olsen
 3235 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825

St. John the Evangelist Parish
Joanne Giffard
5751 Locust Ave. Carmichael, CA 95608

St. Joseph Parish
Dc. Atonio Latu
1717 El Monte Ave, Sacramento, CA 95815

Good Shepherd Parish
Menchie Cabrera
 9539 Racquet Ct, Elk Grove, CA 95758

St Anthony’s Church
Catherine Baraneck
14012 Walnut Ave, Walnut Grove, CA 95690

Holy Family Parish
Bonnie Johnson
7817 Old Auburn Rd, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Holy Trinity Parish
Cynthia Mulcaire
3111 Tierra De Dios Dr, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

St. John the Baptist Parish
Shannon Langer
307 Montrose Dr, Folsom, CA 95630

St. Joseph Parish
Daniel Olenschuck
1162 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603

Our Lady of Grace Church
Dena Serrano
911 Park Blvd, West Sacramento, CA 95691

St Michael Catholic Community, Travis Air Force Base - for military dependents only
Rogelio Olaes
200 Hackett Ave, Travis AFB, CA 94535

St. Dominic's Church
Dc. Errol Kissinger
475 E I St, Benicia, CA 94510

St Mary’s Parish
Martha Batres-Martin
350 Stinson Ave, Vacaville 95688

Holy Spirit Parish
Maria Obregon
1070 N Texas St, Fairfield, CA 94533

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish
Diana Banasan
2700 Dover Ave, Fairfield, CA 94533

Holy Rosary Parish
Betty Contreras
505 California St, Woodland, CA 95695

St Patrick’s Church
Dc. Rick Soria
235 Chapel St, Grass Valley, CA 9594
Contact: Helen Albano,

Assumption Parish
Carol Fowler
10930 Alder Dr, Truckee, CA 96161

St Theresa Church
Danette Winslow, DRE
1041 Lyons Ave, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150



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