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 7pm on the first Thursday of each month in the Msgr Carey Room of the Parish Ministry Center, inside door #1.  All are welcome!

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

RESOURCES:

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.

FAITH FORMATION

Dedicated groups for young

   people with disabilities.

LOW GLUTEN HOSTS

Available at each mass.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Thursday, September 30

7:00pm

Catholic Special Needs

   Families of WNY

Parent Zoom Chat

Register at stewart626.me.com

Saturday, October 16

3:00pm

Catholic Special Needs

   Families of WNY

Pray the Rosary

St Bernadette Adoration Chapel

Register at stewart626.me.com

Saturday, November 13

9:00am - 11:00am

Catholic Special Needs

   Families of WNY

Inclusive Mass followed by

Activities in the Ministry Center

Monday, December 27

6:00pm

Confessions

Saint Bernadette Church

7:00pm

Inclusive Christmas Mass

   followed by

Activities in the Ministry Center