Parishes with Disability Access
Jesus welcomes all people to life in abundance. The Church extends the
same invitation when it overcomes the physical barriers the block people
from abundant participation in our Church. Parishes can Open Doors through greater accessibility and use of universal design in physical spaces.
Let us begin the journey together with these tools.
Goal: Identify and publicize parish facilitates that are currently physically accessible to all people. Using a building access-ment, we ask parish
advocates in conjunction with parish staff, building manager and/or
maintenance staff to complete assessments of all parish buildings.
Information on willing parishes will be published on this website. We would
like to see one parish that is completely accessible in each
vicariate. We encourage parishes to host activities at these locations
whenever possible. View the report from S.S. Peter and Paul, Williamsville.
Parish accessibility is more than just getting into a church.
Consider the rest rooms. What if there is a funeral breakfast? Can
someone with a wheelchair access the hall, rest rooms or school to
partake in an activity? Can everyone approach the altar? Are there
barriers to serving in a liturgical function at Mass?
Here is a list of parish accessibility by city and county.
City of Buffalo
Erie County (outside Buffalo)