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Inclusive Easter Mass (St. Bernadette Catholic Church – Orchard Park)

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

On Wednesday, April 3, 2024, Saint Bernadette Parish welcomes families with special needs to an Inclusive Easter Mass at 7 PM. The wheelchair accessible church is located at 5930 South Abbott Rd. in Orchard Park. Father Joe Wolf will be the celebrant. Father Gerald Skrzynski, Catholic Deaf Apostolate, will interpret the Mass through American Sign Language. The Mass will be live-streamed on Saint Bernadette’s Facebook page.

The Mass offers a shorter, less crowded worship setting allowing people to move freely as needed. The lighting will be dimmer, the music soothing and low gluten hosts will be available. Refreshments will be served after Mass in the accessible Parish Ministry Center.

After attending in 2019, Philip Reyes shared, “I am an autistic teen who attended the inclusive Easter Mass. I felt very welcome. I saw a few of my friends there. It was very nice to see others like me there. I didn’t feel out of place for being fidgety or making noise. People were friendly and accepting. I enjoyed the Mass.”

This event is sponsored by the Open Doors Ministry which advocates for the inclusion of people with disabilities into the life of the parish. Questions may be directed to Sharon Urbaniak at 716-648-1720 extension 3 or [email protected] or Paula Potteiger at 716-649-1051 or [email protected]

Event Website: https://www.saintbopny.org/open-doors
Event Info:
Location: Saint Bernadette Church
Address: 5930 South Abbott Road
City: Orchard Park
State: NY
Zip Code: 14127


April 3
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Event Category:
Upcoming Schedule