Special Needs Ministry

mission Statement

To serve and support parishes in facilitating opportunities for a relationship with Christ by ensuring the fullest participation possible in the Catholic faith for all parishioners regardless of ability.

-- Adopted by the Office of Special Needs Advisory Council July, 2017

 

Updated Fact Sheets Now Available:

Staff at the Research and Training Center on Promoting Interventions for Community Living (RTC/PICL) have created six new fact sheets to inform people with disabilities about their rights under U.S. laws.

Please click on the "Useful Resources" link at the bottom of the page for more details and links to the fact sheets.

 B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Respite Care Program

Bessette Respite EMBRACE Action Towards Holy Encounters

The program is offered once a month from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Holy Cross School located at 8101 West 95th Street in Overland Park. The BREATHE program will be staffed by qualified staff and volunteers. Participants will engage in activities that will include, but not be limited to, faith formation, art, recreation and music.

The program is funded by a generous grant from the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Any person 5 years and older is welcome.  

2018 Dates:
August 18th
September 15th
October 20th
November 10th
December 15th
2019 Dates:
January 12th
February 16th
March 16th 
April 13th
May 18th

 Registration must be completed 10 days prior to the event. Acceptance will be based on the availability of volunteers.

 Parents/Guardians can complete the registration form by clicking here.

 If you are interested in volunteering for the BREATHE Program, please click on the following link to register:

http://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSemnbF9jmA38Q_kGejLq1ahF3fbfuH0V6IjSYLAvsKNcN51AQ/viewform

If you are interested in learning more please contact Tom Racunas to talk about the many ways you can be a part of this wonderful and growing ministry.  Call 913.647.3054 or email tracunas@archkck.org

 

CLO Fall Art Program - Enrolling Now!

SAT ARTDAY PROGRAM

BEGINNING FALL 2018! NEW, EXCITING CLASSES OFFERED FOR

STUDENTS IN GRADES 7-12 AT CLO'S LENEXA LOCATION

 

CLO 's mission is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and adults with special needs. Since 1977, CLO has been helping individuals with developmental disabilities achieve personally satisfying, fulfilling lifestyles in the community.

  • Textiles and Visual Arts:  Learn how to plan, craft and create your own masterpieces with step-by-step guidance from our experienced art instructors.
  • Theatre & Writers Workshop:  Learn how to plan, craft and create your own masterpieces with step-by-step guidance from our experienced art instructors.
  • Music Appreciation:  Start your weekend on a positive note!. Uncover the many treasures hidden within the vast universe of our musical heritage.
  • Dance & Movement:  Put your day and your body in motion! Catch the Saturday Morning Fever with our amazing dance instructors.
  • Voice & Instrumental:  Put your day and your body in motion! Catch the Saturday Morning Fever with our amazing dance instructors.

AS OF SEPTEMBER 2018 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN GRADES 7-12 ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM.  Each session is six weeks. Classes are from 9AM to 3PM on Saturdays. Bring a sack lunch each week (snacks are provided). Fee: $250 per student for each six week session.  For additional information or questions contact: Melba Wright, CLO’s Director of Programming at 913-235-2296 or Email: melbawright@clokan.org  We are located at: 11627 West 79th Street, Lenexa, KS 66214 (view Map)

Click here to enroll.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1U_UvNRnQC9lA89_gb1QwzTuQwHPauuhEmgckVHP5Imw/prefill

For more info visit CLO at http://www.clokan.org/satartday-program.html

 

 

 

 
 

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Tom Racunas

Lead Consultant

tracunas@archkck.org
913-647-3054

 

Click on the link below for a video of iCare Masses and Events! 

 http://youtu.be/Fbj4zoweiBw