Thomas P. Welch is a psychiatrist at the Northwest Catholic Counseling Centre in Portland, Oregon and a member of the Council on Mental Illness of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability. In an article originally published in Pastoral Liturgy, Welch reflects on how parishes can better respond to parishioners with mental illness, and ways to create welcoming and inclusive spaces.
Reprinted from Pastoral Liturgy May/June 2017 issue article by Thomas P. Welch “Reaching Out with Hospitality to People with Mental Illness” © 2017 Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications 800 933-1800. www.LTP.org. All rights reserved. Used with permission.