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 Parish and Community Outreach, the Center strives to foster the educational, spiritual and social well being of individuals with disabilities.

What’s Happening…


09octalldayalldayColumbus DayCenter Closed(All Day: monday)

19oct(oct 19)10:00 am(oct 19)10:00 amVisit to Silverman's FarmAdult Day Program10:00 am - 1:30 pm

19oct(oct 19)12:00 pm(oct 19)12:00 pmProfessional Development: Saint Catherine AcademyEarly Dismissal at 12:00 noon12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

28oct(oct 28)8:30 am(oct 28)8:30 amCatechesis of Children with Special Needs"Engaging Children with Disabilities in Faith Formation"8:30 am - 2:30 pm St. Mark the Evangelist Parish Center, 467 Quaker Lane South

31oct(oct 31)12:00 pm(oct 31)12:00 pmHalloween PartyAdult Day Program12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


05nov(nov 5)2:00 pm(nov 5)2:00 pmMass Celebrating People with Special NeedsPrincipal Celebrant: Bishop Frank Caggiano2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Holy Cross Church, 750 Tahmore Drive

07novalldayalldayStaff Retreat: Saint Catherine AcademyNo School(All Day: tuesday)

08nov(nov 8)7:00 pm(nov 8)7:00 pmSpecial Needs Trusts or Able Account? What does it all mean?Financial Planning Workshop7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Saint Catherine Center, 760 Tahmore Drive

10novalldayalldayVeterans DayAdult Day Program closed for staff development(All Day: friday)

20nov(nov 20)6:00 pm(nov 20)6:00 pmAnnual Boards Dinnerhosted by Bishop Caggiano6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

23novalldayalldayThanksgivingCenter Closed(All Day: thursday)

24novalldayalldayCenter Closedfor Thanksgiving holiday(All Day: friday)

In the News…

Special Needs Trusts or Able Account?

Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs will host a financial planning workshop on Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 pm for parents and guardians of children and young adults with special needs. Stephen Ehrens, CPA and Wealth Advisor from Northwestern Mutual will present estate planning considerations, information of special needs trusts, and wills as well as a primer on Social Security benefits and Medicaid. For more information or to reserve a seat, please call 203-540-5381 or email:

Program Flyer: Financial workshop Nov 2017

Mass for People with Disabilities

Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs will host the annual Mass for People with Disabilities on Sunday, November 5 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.

mass flyer- 2017