Special Mass for Persons with Disabilities Hosted by Church of the Incarnation

Special Mass for Persons with Disabilities Hosted by Church of the Incarnation

Bishop Mark SeitzThe Church of the Incarnation welcomed more than 100 people with disabilities, as well as their caregivers, from the Diocese of Dallas on Saturday, July 14. The congregation included nearly 300 people as the Ministry to Persons with Disabilities and Caregivers of the diocese celebrated their annual Mass at UD's campus chapel. Bishop Mark Seitz '76, '80, '82, auxiliary bishop for the diocese, was the main celebrant, assisted by Msgr. James Balint and pastor, Fr. Don Dvorak.

Co-coordinators of the Ministry to Persons with Disabilities and Caregivers, John Aust and Melissa Waldon, encouraged many of the congregants with disabilities to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, following the homily. The sacrament, intended for those who are seriously ill, brings healing and comfort.

According to Waldon, "We are all part of God's kingdom. It's important that we have opportunities for inclusion where we can all share together in the Sacrament of the Eucharist and other liturgical celebrations such as the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick."

The Ministry to Persons with Disabilities and Caregivers travels to a different church in the diocese each year, inviting their people to blend with the usual Saturday Mass congregation, as a sign of unity in celebration of the Eucharist.

News

UD in Service: Ph.D. Students Share 'Confessions' in South Irving

UD students not only read St. Augustine's Confessions in Rome, traveling to Ostia to marvel at the place in which, according to Book IX, St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had a joint mystical vision of God -- they also travel 4.4 miles from the Irving campus to read the text with residents of South Irving.

+ Read More

How to Build a Shortwave Radio

As you know if you’ve read even some of our first UD Reads book, "All the Light We Cannot See," it’s possible to build a radio from random, scavenged parts, as long as you can find the necessary random, scavenged parts, as Werner does in the book. This is also essentially what Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Physics Jacob Moldenhauer did as well: He scavenged parts from the Physics Department, and built a radio.

+ Read More

Thomas S. Hibbs Appointed President of University of Dallas

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees announced today that it has unanimously selected Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, to serve as the university's ninth president. The first alumnus of UD to be president, Hibbs has served as dean of the Honors College and distinguished professor of ethics and culture at Baylor University since 2003.

+ Read More