Going to daily Mass can be a different experience than the Sunday liturgy. Subtle nods, smiles, hand gestures, and other greetings cross the spaces that may physically separate us at 6:30 AM. Even in the midst of perhaps forty people or so, I find a true amalgam of the socio-economic strata — professionals, housewives, the retired, military personnel, religious, a deacon, and of course, the priest. Occasionally, even a bishop.
There is one segment that is also invariably there –the disabled. Those with physical and/or the mentally illness.
One cannot but responsibly ask: Are we ministering to them well?
Being a clinical social worker having worked with the mentally ill for nearly thirty years now, this question becomes an important one for me.
I want to direct your attention to a fine website having to do with all of this. Log on to:
More great stuff our Church is doing that doesn’t seem to hit the headlines often. A ton of good information and opportunities for keeping abreast of current political, legal and social concerns.