The third iteration of this document, Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities, was approved by the USCCB five years ago. It updated a publication from the mid-1970s that was later revised in the late 1980s.
In my experience, catechists are somewhat more familiar with this than clergy and other liturgical ministers. But there are exceptions.
Speaking for myself, I would interpret a document like this broadly. We’re not just talking about people’s celebration of the so-called “magic moments,” but also routine and everyday expressions of worship. That’s not just when a person is “qualified” to receive a sacrament, but also the ongoing participation in the life of the community. The bishops themselves hint at this in the introduction to the document:
All members of the Body of Christ are uniquely called by God by virtue of their Baptism. In light of this call, the Church seeks to support all in their growth in holiness, and to encourage all in their vocations.
The desired end result is not participation and reception, but holiness.
Over the next several days, we’ll look at the document broadly, a preface, then general principles, then see what the bishops say about each of the seven sacraments before looking at their conclusion. First thoughts? Experiences?