Special Needs & Nugent Care
Welcome to Holland reflection Powerpoint
Welcome to Holland by Emily Perl Kingsley (c) Emily Perl Kingsley 1987 All Rights Reserved.
This poem is a moving reflection on raising a child with special needs. It can be shown along with soothing instrumental music, such as a recording of Pachabel's Canon or with someone reading the poem along with the slides.
A Nugent Care Flyer
An excellent resource from L'Arche
Here is a shorter summary version.
Inclusive prayer resources welcome all those in our parish communities and give opportunities to pray together meaningfully.
Resource to teach sign language prayers
Special Needs Statement
• Sacramental preparation is offered to children and adults using a person-centred approach. Working in partnership with parents, parish and special schools, support and help is given to each family. With the help of a volunteer or catechist guidance can be provided for children with disabilities within the parish sacramental programme. Accompaniment has been provided for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation and Marriage.
• Opportunities for on-going faith formation are offered in the form of reflection days and week-end retreats. Parents and children find a sense of belonging and support in Faith & Light groups. A sense of community is built up at the monthly meetings and visits to other communities broaden the interest and contacts for children and adults alike.
• Local groups sponsor children and adults with disabilities on Lourdes pilgrimages every year.
• Working in collaboration with the Brothers of Charity in Thingwall Hall, Lisieux Hall, L’Arche and all the social clubs run by Nugent in the Diocese, an annual celebration of Mass for and with people with disabilities is held on the first Sunday of October every year.
• In schools we promote and raise awareness of the needs of people with disabilities.
• We dedicate ourselves to creating Catholic communities where all are welcome and where everyone belongs to the Body of Christ.
For more information, please contact Sr Eleanor Dalton, Nugent, 99 Edge Lane, Liverpool L7 2PE
tel (0151) 261-2000 https://www.wearenugent.org/contact or see the website https://www.wearenugent.org/
MP3 and Large print editions of the Communion resource are available on request. These editions are for children, parents/carers and catechists. Contact Eleanor Lalley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0151 522 1047.
Pope Benedict XVI in Sacramentum Caritatis
Particular attention needs to be given to the disabled. When their condition so permits, the Christian community should make it possible for them to attend the place of worship. Buildings should be designed to provide ready access to the disabled.
Finally, whenever possible, eucharistic communion should be made available to the mentally handicapped, if they are baptized and confirmed: they receive the Eucharist in the faith also of the family or the community that accompanies them. (178)