Winners of the Opening Doors Awards!

open-door-awardTogether with the National Catholic Partnership on Disability, Loyola Press congratulates St. Joseph’s Parish of Moorhead, Minnesota, and All Saints Parish of Dallas, Texas, winners of the inaugural Opening Doors Award.

The Loyola Press Opening Doors Award honors a parish community that demonstrates inclusion and engagement practices that facilitate the meaningful participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of the parish community and the life of the Catholic Church. The award will be presented by NCPD and Loyola Press at the Where Faith and Disability Meet Conference in Houston, Texas, November 1–3, 2013.

The Where Faith and Disability Meet Conference serves to highlight the innovative efforts of hundreds of parishes who are opening doors for the full and active participation of all their members. Attendees will enjoy a variety of learning sessions and addresses that cover a diverse selection of important topics, including but not limited to bioethics, mental illness, autism, sacramental preparation, family support in a multi-cultural environment, and much more. All learning sessions will be available in both English and Spanish, and numerous exhibitors will be on hand to share innovative products and services.

Join keynote speakers Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, and John Foppe, Executive Director of St. Vincent DePaul of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, as NCPD continues to foster an environment in which parishioners with disabilities are engaged and serve in parish life.

Read more about the mission of the NCPD, and learn how to attend the Where Faith and Disability Meet Conference.

About Joe Paprocki 2125 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press. He has more than 30 years of experience in ministry and has taught at many different levels. He is the author of numerous books, including the bestseller The Catechist’s Toolbox and Under the Influence of Jesus.

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