Accompanying families and youth with special needs on their faith journey

1 Dec 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


You are invited to an online workshop on accompanying families in our parishes who have children/youth with special needs.

How friendly are we to children / youth with special needs? Often we immediately judge them as misbehaving not knowing their situation and story. We can do better !

Presenter: Christopher Panlilio.

As a person with autism, Christopher Panlilio experiences firsthand the challenges facing those with special needs in integrating fully in the life of the parish. A fourth year student at Saint Mary’s University in the Catholic Social Teaching program and currently interning at the Catholic Pastoral Centre, Christopher wants to educate and increase awareness of clergy, parish office staff, lay ministers, and parishioners about the needs of special persons and how we can journey together with them as a parish.

- Microsoft Teams link (Click here to join the meeting).