This year the Disability inclusion Mass will be celebrated at St Paul's Church, Albion Park at 9.30 am Sunday 2nd December.
This Mass is celebrated annually by the Bishop to acknowledge and celebrate the gifts people with a disability bring to our parish communities. The aim of the Mass is to help us to recognise the dignity of each person made in the image and likeness of God and to affirm the importance of welcoming everyone regardless of ability or disability, to recognise the need of everyone to be able to fully take their place in all aspects of parish life and celebration.
St Paul reminds us: " For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us." (Romans 12:4-6a)
The presence of people with disability and their families can bring a perspective into parish life that is invaluable. The spirit of Christian hospitality encourages us to invite people with a disability to participate as fully as they wish. This may mean a willingness to "go a little further", to change or adapt in order ensure that all feel welcome in our parishes.
If you would like to take part in this Mass please ring Sr Ruth 0417 279 529.
We will share morning tea in the parish hall after Mass. You may like to bring a plate.