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Welcome to Saint Catherine Center

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Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs fosters the educational, spiritual, and social well-being of young people with disabilities through direct services in our Adult Services Program and Saint Catherine Academy. We also provide support for faith formation and inclusion in local parishes and Catholic schools.

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Calendar and Events

Board of Directors Annual Retreat
President’s Day
Board of Directors Meeting

In the News

“A Special Night”: Saint Catherine Academy Christmas Pageant
Jan 07, 2022

“A Special Night”: Saint Catherine Academy Christmas Pageant

The gym at Saint Catherine Center was transformed into a beautiful starry night in Bethlehem, as students from Saint Catherine Academy presented the annual Christmas Pageant to an enthusiastic audience of parents and friends of the Center on December 23rd. …

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Dec 02, 2021

“Accountability Sunday” Report

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano recently declared that the first Sunday in December will serve as “Accountability Sunday,” with all schools and parishes across the diocese using a standardized accounting reporting model to issue their financial reports. The standardized form is …

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“They Have Gifts to Give Us”: Special Needs Mass Celebration
Nov 09, 2021

“They Have Gifts to Give Us”: Special Needs Mass Celebration

Sunday, November 7, 2021, was a special day for six young people from the Diocese as they celebrated their first sacraments at the annual Mass Celebrating People with Special Needs, hosted by Saint Catherine Center. View photos Melissa LaFontant, a …

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A Message From Helen Burland, Executive Director

You Lifted Us Up -
“It’s going to require patience, flexibility, and a lot of creativity.” Looking back on the past year, all three of these qualities came into play. But most importantly, we had the power of community supporting us and propelling us forward, evident each day in the joy we saw in the students and young adults of Saint Catherine Center.

We showed great resilience as we implemented a re-opening plan that launched summer school 2020 for Academy students and a staggered re-entry for our adult participants. Excitement resonated throughout the building as friends and colleagues reconnected after months of separation and virtual programming.

The year was not without its challenges....

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