The Sign of Christ

News from the Catholic Deaf Community

Diocese of Syracuse

Vol. 15 No. 2 - April - May 2004





YOU ARE INVITED to

Palm Sunday Mass with the Deaf

celebrated by our BISHOP JAMES MOYNIHAN


SATURDAY APRIL 3rd   5 PM



CHRIST THE KING  RETREAT HOUSE, SYRACUSE

Dinner to follow in the Dining Room

Reservations for the Dinner  must be made by March 30th


Email: syrdeaf@juno.com

Phone: 315-404-5674 (V)   315-339-2143 (TTY)

or write   Catholic Deaf Community 401 Floyd Ave  Rome NY 13440








Directions to Christ the King Retreat House

I-690 to Midler Ave Exit

SOUTH on Midler Ave

Go across Erie Blvd

Midler changes name to SEELEY RD

Go up BIG HILL to top, Turn Right on Salt Springs Road.

You will see small brick church on Left, Our Lady of Solace.

Turn LEFT there onto EAST AVENUE

Go across E Genesee St

Street name changes to BROOKFORD ROAD

Follow Brookford across Meadowbrook Drive

Continue, go across Euclid Avenue. stay on Brookford

Road goes UP another BIG HILL, ends there.

Christ the King Retreat Center is at top, on the right, at the end of street. Park along Street.


Holy Week Services


EAST

St Peter’s Rome


April 8th Holy Thursday 7 PM

April 9th Good Friday 2 PM

April 10th Easter Vigil 7 PM


St Paul’s

Whitesboro


April 8th Holy Thursday 7 PM

April 9th Good Friday 3 PM

April 11th Easter 11 AM


NORTH

Holy Family-St Michael’s
Fulton


April 8th Holy Thursday 7 PM

April 9th Good Friday 3 PM

April 11th Easter 11:15 AM


SOUTH

St James Johnson City


April 8th Holy Thursday 7 PM

April 9th Good Friday 3 PM

April 10th Easter Vigil 7 PM

April 11th Easter 10 AM


WEST

St Lucy’s Syracuse


April 8th Holy Thursday 7PM

April 9th Good Friday 7 PM

April 10th Easter Vigil 7 PM



OFFICE OPEN HOUSE

Front Row: Bob H, Mary M, Maria M, Frances H
2nd Row:Mike H, Bob M, David D, Lori B, Krista C
Back Row: Ralph M, Mary Margaret V


The mid-March snowstorm didn’t stop people from looking over the new office space in Rome.

They found out that a small room can lead to many things, and they also came up with even more possibilities!

Of course, the office room is where the files and such are kept and the paperwork done. Most of this Ministry is out and about! It is found at NYSSD for Religion Classes, or around a kitchen table for Sacramental Preparation; in church rooms for Senior Citizen groups or ICDA meetings or Bible Studies ; in churches for Advent and Lent activities;

at Diocesan meetings for Catechetical Leaders and Youth Ministers and Disabilities Advocates.

You can find me at Junior HS Youth Day, and Youth Fest here in the Diocese, or in other places accompanying our young people to the National Catholic Youth Conference and World Youth Day.

There are also the visits to hospitals, nursing homes, jails, and prisons. Then there are the always great Deaf group meetings and activities: the picnics, the dinners, the bowling and golfing, etc!

And then there’s this newsletter...slowly teaching me how to use the computer.


Always something going on!



Monthly  GIVING


Have you ever been to an interpreted Mass or sent your child to NYSSD’s religion classes?

Have you ever read The Sign of Christ  (Gottcha!) or visited with Bishop Moynihan after Palm Sunday Mass at Christ the King Retreat Center?

Have you ever been able to attend NCYC or Youth Fest or Junior High Youth Day or World Youth Day?

These and so many other activites are just a small part of what the Catholic Deaf Community is involved in.

Yes, we are supported through the annual Hope Appeal for most of our funds, but not all!  We still need your involvement for the running of the Office.
 We still need YOU to be a part of the evangelization in the Deaf Community!

Have you found that your yearly supply of Monthly Giving envelopes haven’t come yet?

That is because due to the changes brought on by the cut-backs, the Monthly Giving slips will be printed in the newsletter.  Just mail them to our new address. THANK YOU!

MONTHLY GIVING 2003

October    November    December
10 envelopes   10 envelopes    10 envelopes
    $104       $99            $142

      Needed for Budget: $210/ month

   

Please mail to:

Catholic Deaf Community
401 Floyd Ave
Rome NY 13440

THANK YOU!





“Protecting God’s Children”




Sitting: Jeanette Romanowski, Jim & Mary Margaret Van Damme, Mattie Letham

Standing: Mary DeMatteo-Vitale, Marion Baratta, Bea Murphy, Jane Long,
Anne Parish,Barbara Hudson, and Krista Chapple




Why are the people in the picture above together? And why are they all bundled up?!

These are the people who serve the Catholic Deaf Community!  They came from all across the Diocese; from Binghamton, Sherburne, Rome, Westmoreland,
Phoenix, Liverpool, and Syracuse...to meet in Camillus for the interpreted VIRTUS presentation
that the Diocese is requiring of everyone even volunteers.

The presentation was very good and we learned what to look for to protect children from sexual abuse.

Why are they all  bundled up?
Not  because of the snow piling up outside.  (It totaled 12 inches that day!)
The people of St Joseph’s in Camillus welcomed us very warmly,  but the heating system was broken.
Everyone sat for the three and a half hours “cooling their heels” and other parts. (Smile).

This group does anything for the Deaf Community!




NEWSLETTER RENEWAL TIME !

The Sign of Christ newsletter keeps everyone informed of what is
happening in the seven counties covered by the Diocese of Syracuse.
Some generous groups support us.  Their names are on the Newsletter Index page!
But that doesn’t cover the total cost.
Your contribution of only $5 for the whole year will keep the latest
news and pictures coming your way!

________________________________________________________________
Yes! Keep the SIGN OF CHRIST coming to my home!
Enclosed is my contribution of $____                                        Mail to:
                                               
Name      ___________________________________                Catholic Deaf Community
                                                                                                     Of the Syracuse Diocese
Address  ___________________________________              401 Floyd Ave
                                                                                                    Rome, NY 13440
                ___________________________________
                                                                                                             THANK YOU !   



Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
April 2004





1

Liverpool Group

10AM- 2PM

2

Catechetical

Leaders

3
Mass with the
Bishop

Johnson City 5

4

Dewitt 10:30

Syracuse 9

5

6

Barber Shop

10AM- 1PM

7

NYSSD

Religious Ed

8

Holy Thursday

9

Good Friday

10

Holy Saturday

11

EASTER

Dewitt 10:30

12 13 14 15

Liverpool Group

10AM-2PM

16 17



Johnson City 5

18

Dewitt 10:30

19 20 21

NYSSD

22 23 24

Community

25

Dewitt 10:30

Syracuse 9

26 27 28

NYSSD

Religious Ed

29






Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

May 2004


1

Johnson City 5

Rome 5:15

9

Dewitt 10:30

Syracuse 9 


11

Barber Shop

10 AM - 1 PM

12

NYSSD

Religious Ed

13 14

Catechetical

Leaders

15

Johnson City 5

Rome 5:15

16

Dewitt 10:30

Syracuse 9

17 18 19

NYSSD

Religious Ed

20

ASCENSION

THURSDAY

21 22

ALL DAY TRIP

to be with

23

Dewitt 10:30

Syracuse 9

24 25 26

NYSSD

Religious Ed

27 28 29

Johnson City 5

30

Dewitt 10:30

Syracuse 9

31






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