Product Type: Mp3 Recording
Persons with disabilities and their families seek to be included in the full life of the Church. God’s vision of love calls the Church to help bring about this reality! This session is for all leaders wanting to learn best practices that will transform their parish or diocese to become more accessible; physically, attitudinally, catechetically.
Charleen Katra is an Associate Director in the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. For eighteen years her responsibilities have included Ministry with Persons with Disabilities, Early Childhood and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Charleen speaks frequently at national, state and local events. Most notable are her presentations regarding strategies and best practices for the successful inclusion of diverse learners: from faith formation and sacramental preparation to liturgies and parish life! She believes that hospitality and evangelization are the foundations of this ministry which underscore Catholic social teaching regarding the dignity of the person. Charleen has a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and Elementary Education and a Masters in Pastoral Studies. She is a religion consultant and writer for Wm. H. Sadlier, Inc.