Saturday, September 11, 2010

Bishop welcomes people of all abilities at ‘Catholics Can’ Mass (CNA)

Thank you Bishop John Wester for the idea of a Mass for those with disabilities and for these words,

In his homily, the prelate said Jesus speaks to us in our sufferings and our challenges. “Our focus is not on the challenge, our focus is on your success, on all that you’ve accomplished, about the kind of human beings you are because of the way you have grown through your suffering and through your challenges,”
I am so proud to belong to a Church who recognizes the special spiritual gifts of those whom the world scorns for their lack of intellect or physical prowess. We really have our priorities right in the Catholic Church! Chris Bell founder of Good Counsel Homes and father to six disabled children said today,
"when we get to heaven, we will see our special needs children way up there (pointing up) because of their great spiritual gifts". I have seen Christina's spiritual gifts, and I am in awe of her ability to communicate with God, despite her speech delays, shows you that God is not hampered by them.

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Bishop welcomes people of all abilities at ‘Catholics Can’ Mass :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

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