Special Needs

Special Needs, Talents, Gifts & Abilities Ministry --

Saint Catherine of Sienna Parish  reaches out to families and friends of those with special needs, talents, gifts and abilities with a true sense of awareness and care.  Our property and buildings have entrances with access ramps; our Sienna Center has an elevator which provides access to our Church, Saint Catherine of Sienna Chapel and our Holy Family Prayer Room.  Our Perpetual Adoration Chapel is also accessible.

Our parish hosts an Evenings of Respite which are geared to families and caretakers of those with special needs and abilities and provide an opportunity for family members and the caretakers to ‘enjoy an evening out’ as their special person participates in a variety of supervised activities in a safe and secure environment.  The evenings are seasonal and dates are published in our weekly bulletin.    

Masses are easily accessible at Saint Catherine of Sienna because our Church and Saint Catherine of Sienna Chapel in our Sienna Center are handicap accessible from main entrance on Holzheimer Street.  While we no longer have a Special Needs Mass in our parish, surrounding parishes in nearby communities hold Mass for Those with Special Needs on various Saturdays.  Visit the Diocese of Rockville Centre website at drvc.org for a schedule of all Special Needs Masses.