Friday, April 20th
The SPC Special Needs Ministry is hosting our next Fun Night for people of all ages with special needs in McNamee Hall on Friday, April 20th, from 6:00-8:30 PM. Admission is FREE! Pizza and lemonade will be provided. Arts and crafts, music, dancing and board games will be available for everyone. There will also be a sensory break room open throughout the event.
For your child to participate in Fun Night, please complete these two easy steps:
STEP 1: RSVP in advance at: Special Needs Fun Night RSVP
STEP 2: Fill out the Fun Night Registration Form and bring it with you when you check in at McNamee Hall.
*If you are unable to download and print the registration form, copies are available in the rack outside of the PSR Office.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with Fun Night or any of our Special Needs programs, please contact
or scroll down this page for more information.
Special Needs R.E. Coordinator
Sundays: 8:45 am, 10:30 am or 6:30 pm - locations vary by program
Inclusion environments are offered within our PSR programs for all children who benefit from this model. Preschool Faith Formation classes are held at St. Peter Chanel, Elementary Faith Formation classes are held at Blessed Trinity High School, and Middle School Faith Formation is held at Blessed Trinity High School in the morning and McNamee Hall at St. Peter Chanel in the evenings. Visit the program pages for more complete information. Visit Registration Forms & Instructions page, and complete the PSR Family Registration form to register for this class.
Sundays: 10:30 am-Noon at St. Peter Chanel Classrooms
The SHINE Class is for PSR students who learn best in a smaller group that provides many opportunities for one-on-one interaction with their Catechists and teen volunteers. This format also lets students work in shorter time segments, alternated with favorite activities designed around their gifts and special interests. Students who may struggle to follow the flow of a more traditional PSR class, find their religious education to be particularly welcoming and inviting in SHINE. Visit Registration Forms & Instructions page, and complete the PSR Family Registration form to register for this class.
Supplemental special needs support offered outside of PSR
Select Sundays: 3:00-4:00 pm in St. Peter Chanel Room 14
In addition to our adaptive PSR opportunities, we offer Jubilee Music sessions, which help children with special needs to work on social development through musical games and activities. We encourage children of all abilities to participate in Jubilee Music. Children who do not have a diagnosis have just as much to learn, if not more, by having this fun opportunity to befriend peers with special challenges. Jubilee Music, and adaptations within our PSR programs, help encourage our entire parish to better recognize Jesus in everyone and to see how all of us, whether or not we appear to be especially challenged, are all irreplaceably part of God’s amazing plan for building his kingdom of love. To register for Jubilee Music, bring a signed Jubilee Music Registration Form to your first class.
Jubilee Music for Special Needs
is for individuals with and without disabilities
in a wide range of ages and ability levels
There is no charge or fee to attend Jubilee Music Classes. Come join us whenever one of our classes happens to fit in with your schedule. We use musical games and activities as a way to get to know each other, learn to be comfortable with and respectful of differences, and have a great time together!
For many individuals with special needs the enjoyment of musical activities can be used to encourage the development of social skills, communication/conversation skills and the use of sensory strategies to promote calm alertness. At Jubilee Music, children with typical development are encouraged in the development of compassion, respect, and an appreciation of the gifts that come along with differences.
Friends with disabilities are some of the best teachers in helping peers to build these skills and virtues. Teen and adult volunteers are welcome! Teens and adults with disabilities have also been great participants, inspiring everyone as they develop skills that might help pave the way for success in future volunteer work or a job. To register as a volunteer, complete the Teen or Adult Volunteer form on the Registration Forms & Instructions page.
For Queen of Angels Participants
QOA students who attend on Mondays and/or Thursdays will stay after school and will go to meet with Jeanne Lyons for Jubilee Music at 3:30 pm.
For Participants Who Do Not Attend Queen of Angels
Directions to Primary Pod (Mondays): As you face the front of Queen of Angels school, you'll see that the gym is on the right-hand side. As you walk along the right side of the school, you will pass by three doors that open into the gym. Knock on the the fourth door (just past the school store), and an after-school program teacher will let you in. Tell you you're there for Jubilee Music, and she will get you to the correct room.
For All Participants
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Gather Stars for Your Children
Way Down Deep (We're Mostly the Same)
I Will Stand With Them - I Will Stand With Them (Lyrics)
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|audio Turn to the Lord in Your Need, Psalm 69|
|audio Prayer to St. Philomena|
Special Needs R.E. Coordinator