Sacraments for people with special needs

Sacraments for People with Special Needs


The Church, The Body of Christ, is a living reality encompassing a variety of people. Among those who share our journey are children and adults who are emotionally, physically or mentally challenged.


The Body of Christ is enriched when we welcome the specially challenged through the waters of Baptism, the oil of Confirmation, the Eucharistic table and the healing of Reconciliation.


The Specially Challenged and Sacramental Preparation: A Guide for Parents (acrobat pdf file...34kb)


“All baptized persons with disabilities have a right to adequate catechesis and deserve the means to develop a relationship with God.”

National Directory for Catechesis, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


Click here for adaptive resource kits for individuals with autism and other special needs from Loyola Press. 


If you have any questions or concerns please contact Don Smith at