OPEN DOORS MINISTRY

The mission of our ministry is to welcome all members into our parish community in the spirit of inclusiveness exemplified in Jesus's life and teaching.

With joy, we strive to serve people in our community who have special needs. Everyone should be able to participate fully in the life of the Church!

We meet at 2pm on the first Friday of each month in the Msgr Carey Room of the Parish Ministry Center, inside door #1.  All are welcome!

Pink Tulips

Our Inclusive Easter Mass for those with special needs is Tuesday, April 19 from 7:00-7:30pm.  The Mass will include low lighting, low-gluten hosts, and no incense. 

 

If you have questions, please contact Sharon Urbaniak, Faith Formation Director at 648-1720 ext. 3 or sharonu@saintbopny.org or Paula Potteiger, Open Door Ministry Leader at 649-1051 or cozmo3631@gmail.com.  For more information, click here for our flyer.

CONTACTS:

PAULA POTTEIGER

Chairperson

cozmo3631@gmail.com

(716) 649-1051

SHARON URBANIAK

Faith Formation Director

sharonu@saintbopny.org

(716) 648-1720 ext. 3

TOBI STEWART

Catholic Special Needs

   Families of WNY

stewart626@me.com

OUR ACCOMMODATIONS:

ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCES

   AND PARKING

At all main entrances and

   throughout the campus.

OPEN PEW SPACES

So that those who use walkers

   and wheelchairs can sit among

   the congregation.

INCLUSIVE MASSES

Masses which are shorter, less

   crowded, and have softer

   music.

SENSORY ROOM

With rocking chairs, adjustable

   speakers, and other features

   to assist those with autism.

RESOURCES:

FAITH FORMATION

Dedicated groups for young

   people with disabilities.

LOW GLUTEN HOSTS

Available at each mass.