Respecting the dignity and diversity of each person
through support and service

Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs oversees a unified pastoral and educational support for individuals with disabilities while serving as a centralized resource for the Diocesan community. Through direct service at Saint Catherine Academy or our Adult Day Program and support with Inclusive Support in the Catholic Schools or Pastoral Support for faith formation, the Center strives to foster the educational, spiritual and social well being of individuals with disabilities.

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–Fairfield– Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs will host the annual Mass for People with Disabilities on Sunday, December 11th at 2:00 pm at Holy Cross Church, adjacent to the Center on Tahmore Drive. Bishop Frank Caggiano will be the principal celebrant. All are welcome to attend. During Mass, Bishop will confer the Sacraments of Initiation to individuals from throughout the Diocese who are presented by their parish. For more information, please contact the Religious Education Director at your parish or Gail Mikolsky, Director of Parish and Community Support at Saint Catherine Center at 203-540-5381.

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The Adult Day program continued to prosper and grow.  We have had a great summer – filled with fun activities! And we have welcomed some new friends to our program. While we continued to work on some job skills at the Center and at some of our volunteer sites, we also were able to enjoy the beautiful weather with trips to miniature golf at Calf’s Pasture in Norwalk, the Discovery Museum, Silverman’s Farm and the Maritime Center.

Our days were filled with walks and picnics at Lake Mohegan, bowling at IMG_3018Nutmeg Bowl and music with Mr. Matt. Gus, Andy and Jesse joined our group and we are anxiously waiting for Angel and Patrick to join us in September.  Miss Tra’Nisha joined our staff in June and Miss Racquel will join us in late August.

Next week, Mr. Pat and Mr. Mike are taking a group to fish at Gilbertie’s Farm. Be sure to check in to see how that adventure plays out.

 

October 10 Columbus Day
Center closed
November 8 Election Day
Saint Catherine Academy closed
Saint Catherine Center – open
November 11 Veterans Day
Center Closed
Professional Development/Retreat Day

Dinner Dance at St. Pius X
RSVP Required

 November 23 Thanksgiving break
Center closes at 12 noon
November 24 Happy Thanksgiving