"Hail, Mary, full of grace!"
The Feast of the Annunciation of Jesus is March 26


 Syracuse Catholic Deaf Community
  April - May 2007 NEWS
Vol 18 No 2 
 








          “Listen Up!”   FX Rally March 3th
 Fr Joe O’Connor, Keith, Karolina, seminarian Chris Celentano





Christ is Risen
               
The unexpected has occurred!
The unheard of is now reality!
The impossible has taken form!
That which no one had counted on has happened:
Jesus has risen from the dead!

This resurrection opens up to us such fantastic possibilities.
Our burdens are made lighter when life gets difficult.   Jesus
brought everything that could be said or done to a climax in His resurrection , which death could not prevent.  By His earthly life ended by death, Jesus showed He was human because humans die.  But for Jesus, and now the same for us, death is not the end.   We have known since that first Easter morning that we will rise from death!   That is the Good News we cry out to each other today.

Easter starts the Easter Season.
Yes, a whole season of celebration Seven weeks!

We celebrate this Good News
through 40 days till the Ascension
and then 10 more days till the great
feast of Pentecost, May 27th.




HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
March 31 -April 8, 2007

March 31st at 5 PM
Palm Sunday with  BishopCostello
Christ the King Retreat House, Syracuse

St James, Johnson City
     Palm Sunday   10 AM  
Holy Thursday 7 PM
Good Friday    3 PM
Easter Vigil     8 PM
           Easter         10 AM
   
Rome
Easter Vigil at St Mary’s 7 PM

St Paul’s, Whitesboro
Palm Sunday     11 AM
Holy Thursday   7 PM
Good Friday      3 PM
Easter Sunday   11 AM

St Lucy, Syr & Holy Family-St Michael, Fulton - Please check with your parish


                    “March For Life”    




         
Syracuse, NY, January 20th and Washington, DC, January 22nd

Our young Deaf joined with others from the Syracuse Diocese on a cold, snowy day to support Life...from conception to natural death.

Then we boarded a bus for the long drive.  We toured St Mary’s Seminary where we met the seminarians from our diocese and had Mass. Sunday, we toured DC, and later attended the Mass at the Basilica with 10,000. Monday we woke early to attend the youth rally and Mass with 15,000 before joining hundreds of thousands to march down Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court to support life.
It was an awesome adventure!

 Our friend Kris Scheible, who is learning sign language, led us through the crowds.

SPECIAL EVENT INTERPRETED

Our Lady of Lourdes, Syracuse
300 Valley Drive

LIVING STATIONS
Good Friday, April 6th, 7:30 PM

 

      
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

APRIL 2007

1

Palm Sunday

2

3 4

NYSSD

5

Liverpool Group

6

Good

Friday

7

Holy Saturday

8
EASTER

9 10

Barber Shop

11



12



13


14
15

Dewitt 11:15

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17


18


19


20
21
22

Dewitt 11:15 Syracuse 9

23 24 25



NYSSD

26



27 28

1st Communion

29

Dewitt 11:15

30

April Birthdays

8    Edith Gregory
18  Desiree Kavanaugh
21  Marion Spuches
23  Donald Starks
25  Frank Joseph LoRusso
25  Bob Thurlow

                April Anniversary


23 Regina & Kevin Welch
   

 


    
You are all invited to

ICDA 102's ANNUAL SPRING PICNIC


Thursday May 17th at 6 PM
St Thomas Hall
150 Clinton Rd in New Hartford

Ham Dinner, Raffles, Fun!
Cost: $7 (helping Deaf Youth)


This & That
Spring is here!  I hope to see you at the Palm Sunday Mass with Bishop Costello on March 31st. The Thomas Johns Memorial Appreciation Award will be presented!  Come and see!

Tom’s mother, Alice Johns, says hello to all!

May they rest in peace:  Edmund Berrigan, Jean Hebbard, and Helen Ann (Centro) Pardi

We hope that Jack Linsky, St Lucy’s Deaf Community, is recovering from his heart surgery!

Soon the annual Hope Appeal will start.  I ask that you be generous.  It funds many  ministries that are needed : Catholic Charities, religious education, vocations, Deaf ministry, etc.

March 3rd’s FX Youth Rally was both fun and inspiring. (It was interpreted of course!)  The speaker, Caroline Gambale, was really good.
    Please pray for young people everywhere.


 

 

   




Baptism of  Rockia Ricketts at  St Peter’s, Rome, NY

Her brother, Antonio, Fr Philip Hearn, her sister, Keana, and
her mother, Holly.


  


Baptism of
     Annika Paige Van Damme
 Daughter of Leo and Kathleen
Granddaughter of Mary Margaret

Baptized by Fr Ray Fleming,
  Director of Deaf Ministry
       In Rochester, NY
Godmother is Kateri Van Damme








          ********  IMPORTANT NOTICE: Community Council  ********

What is the Community Council?  It is a group of people from all parts of the Syracuse Diocese who come together to find what you, the Deaf, want in the Catholic Deaf Community and Diocese.  What are the strengths, the weaknesses, the opportunities?
Deaf people must run this.  Would YOU like to be part of this?  Come with your concerns and your ideas.
A SPECIAL SHORT MEETING will be held in late July if I receive 10 names.  

Please send me your name and how I may reach you, email: syrdeaf (at)juno.com  


 




Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

May 2007





1 2

NYSSD

Religious Ed

3

Liverpool Group

10 AM - 2 PM

4



5

1st Communion

St Paul's Whitesboro

6

Dewitt 11:15

Syracuse 9

7

8

Barber Shop

10 AM - 1 PM



NYSSD

Religious Ed

10 11

Catechetical Leaders

Meeting

12



13

Dewitt 11:15

Syracuse 9

14 15



16

NYSSD

Religious Ed

17

ASCENSION

HOLY DAY



18
19

20

Dewitt 11:15

Syracuse 9

21 22 23





24 25

26

27

PENTECOST

Dewitt 11:15

28

29

30

NY State Pastoral

Workers Meeting

31

NY State Pastoral





May Birthdays
1  Jeanette D Romanowski
3    Kelly Martin
4    Ashley Nemier
5    Cody Sharpsteen
6    Derek Roberts
7    Mark Frechette   
8    Stan Suchocki
14  Kelly Read
15   Angelo Mingolelli
15   Patty Parish
16   Stephanie Burchett
19   Virginia Grant
20   Leo Falcone
25   Ted Sawanec
26   Fr Tom Coughlin
27   Zachary Frechette

      
 May Anniversaries

17 Denise & Peter Hnelosub
21 Patty & Mike Parish

NCYC
National Catholic Youth
Conference
Nov. 8-10, 2007
Columbus, Ohio


   All High School Students Invited

This is a gathering of young Catholics from across
the United States ...about 25,000.
There are famous presenters and activities galore.
This year there will even be a Deaf presenter,
so many other Deaf youth will be going too!
A real treat!  Plans are being made.
We will travel with the group from our Diocese.
Let Mary Margaret know you want to come too!
Email: syrdeaf@juno.com


TIME AWAY FOR ADULTS


3 Opportunities
All Deaf Presenters!

Go North to Ottawa!  Deacon Patrick Graybill
 will give a retreat  May 4-6, 2007.
This is free!

Go South to Scranton!  Fr Joseph Bruce, SJ
will give a retreat May 4-5, 2007.
Cost not set yet, but we will cover it.

Camp Mark Seven’s
Summer Bible Institute
June 17 - 23, 2007

Ask Mary Margaret
for more information!

“Be seeds of holiness scattered by the handful  in the furrows of history.”

                                       Pope Benedict XVI

 The Question of the Month:
Last time, no one even tried for the $15...It must be a stumper!

Try again: You know that the first pope was St Peter.
Who was the second pope?

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