Arlene's Lighthouse is associated with the International movement Faith and Light which was started by Jean Vanier. We are a small community made up of persons with an intellectual disability, their families and friends, particularly young friends, who meet together on a regular basis in a Christian spirit, to share friendship, pray together, party, and celebrate life.
If your family has been touched by intellectual disability, or if you want to be a friend of our community, please feel free to join us.
We usually meet at the Holy Family House on the second Friday of the month at 7:00pm. We welcome especially teenagers who may want to befriend our kids. PLease check the bulletin, as there are exceptions to our meeting dates. For more information on Faith and Light, please go to www.faithandlight.org.
Thank you for considering joining our ministry.
On November 13, 2018, our dear friend Arlene Platten passed away. Arlene was a pioneer, and began the inclusion ministry at American Martyrs. The first ministry, "Josma" became transformed into " Circle of Friends", and finally into "Lighthouse". Today, we would like to honor her memory by changing the name of the ministry once more. Henceforth, it will be "Arlene's Lighthouse" to honor her memory , and to acknowledge the role she had in the creation and development of this ministry at American Martyrs.
We love you Arlene, and we will not forget all you have done for so many families of kids with special needs.
We hope to see you all next year, and again thank you, thank you, thank you.
-- Regina Dell'Oro