From 1-2:30 p.m., the National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD) will host a national training for priests, seminarians, medical personnel and pastoral staff, available free to any parish or parishioner as part of the Archdiocese's Affiliate Membership to NCPD; register at www.ncpd.org The Archdiocese is helping parishes set up online access to this training. For more information, contact Peg Kolm, Department of Special Needs Ministries at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 301-853-4560.
Following the NCPD national training, starting at 2:45 p.m., the Archdiocese will hold its own Affirming Life Symposium at CUA, focusing on local efforts and reviewing a Pastoral Care Plan. The Archdiocese’s Affirming Life Initiative is partnering with a local ministry, Isaiah’s Promise, to provide information, resources, training and multicultural outreach. The Symposium will also address the needs of the 90% of families who did not know of these resources and who may now need support.
When: Tuesday, October 5
What: A Catholic Response to Unexpected Prenatal Diagnosis
Where: The Catholic University of America, Pryzbyla Student Center
NCPD Online (& Live) Training on Prenatal Diagnosis Support: 1-2:30 p.m.
ADW Affirming Life Symposium, 2:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.
NCPD training online: free registration at www.ncpd.org
ADW Symposium information and registration: www.adw.org (blue banner, lower left)
Both events will be simulcast at http://live.cua.edu/