The People of All Abilities Team is a diverse group of Bellarmine parishioners committed to the fundamental idea that we are all made in the image and likeness of God, regardless of identities, abilities, appearances, or mental states. The Team works to increase accessibility and inclusion in parish spaces and programming. We combat the stigma surrounding disability in partnership with other organizations from across the community.
“God of all life, Help us to appreciate the great gift that is human life formed in your image, a reflection of your holiness. Help us to recognize you in all whom you have created: children not yet born, families affected by poverty and war, people of different abilities, people from other lands, and all who are victims of hatred and racism. Help us to bear witness to the dignity of all whom you have created, regardless of stage of life, or wealth, or ability, or color, or creed, for every person is fully equal in your loving eyes. Share with us your holy knowledge that we are all your children, each bestowed with inherent dignity. May your justice reign forever! Amen”
-USCCB, Prayer for Life and Dignity of the Human Person Prayer
We follow Christ in promoting the dignity of all people regardless of ability, loving, supporting, and assisting one another as members of the beloved community.
The People of All Abilities Team works to:
- Educate our community on the need for inclusion,
- Advocate to increase accessibility and inclusion in collaboration with those living with disabilities, and
- Create actively inclusive spaces and gatherings in partnership with the organizations listed below.
Accessibility Concerns: Do you have concerns about accessibility or need assistance at Bellarmine? Please reach out to our Director of Sustainability and Social Mission to discuss accommodations and connect with resources or support.