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while celebrating the sacraments, spirituality, and a faith-filled life.

Encouragement and inspiration for parents of special needs children

For the parents of kids with special needs, the challenges can be overwhelming; these parents’ own spirituality may suffer amidst the daily obstacles of raising a child with disabilities, and they may wonder how—or even if—their child can ever experience a meaningful spiritual life.

We want to encourage you by sharing our own experiences with those special challenges.

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Marlton parish couple with special needs daughter pens book on importance of catechesis, prayer

By Christina Leslie from the Monitor, Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Trenton, NJ

“Every interaction, whether it be at the hair salon, waiting in the doctor’s office or at the grocery store, is an opportunity for prayer,” said Mercedes Rizzo, who with her husband, David, are parents to four children, one of them with special needs. READ MORE>

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