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The Unexpected Blessings of Serving Those With Special Needs During the Pandemic

L to R: Gabe San Nicolas, an 18-year-old with autism and an autoimmune disease, recently received the sacrament of confirmation. Dan Maier is a 30-year-old with Down syndrome from Philadelphia who enjoys volunteering at Mass and participating in Special Olympics.

The rise of virtual participation in worship and fellowship opened doors to previously underserved members of the disability community.