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Syracuse Catholic Deaf Community


August 2003 News


SEPTEMBER 27, 2003


55th ANNIVERSARY of the
CATHOLIC DEAF COMMUNITY OF THE SYRACUSE DIOCESE
Special Mass and Banquet 
 

On September 27th we will celebrate 55 years since Fr    Donovan held a meeting in Syracuse.  It is a time to look  back to see where we have been, to see where we are now, and to hope for the future.

Our Guest of Honor will be Sr Margaret Duffy.  She  Sister Margaret Duffyworked hard to pull everything together.

                Mass will be signed by Fr Peter Williams at St Lucy’s
                in Syracuse at 5 PM with Voice Interpretation.
                Dinner will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
                          Maps will be available at St Lucy’s.  

                There will be Entertainment, Raffles, and Door Prizes.

                Dinner Tickets are $25 (none sold at the door) and
                must be reserved by September 8th.   Mail check made
                to: “ Catholic Deaf Community”
                Robert Menotti  104 White Road  Syracuse NY 13212




Mass Schedule Changes !

New :
St Paul’s, Whitesboro 11 AM
September 7 & 21, October 5 & 19

Continuing :
St James, Johnson City
Alternating Saturday and Sunday




“Everything You Always Wanted to Know and Were Afraid to Ask About the Catholic Faith!”

YOU bring your questions. WE will bring the refreshments!    ALL WELCOME !

HOLY FAMILY   FULTON                    ST. JAMES JOHNSON CITY
 Rectory Conference Room                        Rectory Conference Room
      6:30 PM Tuesdays                            7 PM Wednesdays
 September 9th & October 14th                 September 24th & October 29th


 
SAVE THESE DATES !

MAY 14-16, 2004
OCTOBER 7-9,2005

Remember Fr Mike Depcik who was
with us in December 2000?
He is a Deaf priest from Michigan.
His parents are Deaf. His story is amazing.
In 2004 he will be in Scranton, PA
In 2005 he will be in Rochester, NY

We hope many will go.  We can get a bus!



NEEDS

Dorothy Lightaul now lives in Vernon and would love to have visitors.

A Deaf person in Ithaca would love to have a ride to a Mass that is interpreted.

If you can help, let us know.





In Philadelphia, FAMILIAR FACES GREET US ! 


   Christy & Brian Hennessey



   Richard & Amy Coppola    (A candid pose)











 
 Fr Peter Williams, and Mary Margaret Van Damme
get ducks pulled out of their pockets by an illusionist.
Albert Perry Jr and Jane Long came  from the Syracuse diocese, too, but weren't a part of this silliness















The Mummers were loud.
(Their costumes, that is.)





















ICDA 102 MEETING

& Elections
Wednesday September 17th
7PM
St Francis DeSales, Utica








Stanley Suchocki receives a  blessing
from  Fr Tom Servatius
on his Ordination Day
June 7th 2003


There was a nice story on Fr. Tom's ordination, with many more pictures, on the Syracuse Diocese web page. You can get there from our Links page.














Susan & Mark Sharpsteen
& Cody Stanley's Baptism on May 24th 2003










THIS & THAT

Hopefully you have all saved September 27th to celebrate our 55th Anniversary!  Fr Donovan started meetings in 1948...and see how we have grown and changed.

The summer was full of many good times...picnics galore, family get-togethers, and much traveling.  It was good for me to see many of you.  I wish I could have made every activity!

Now it will soon be cooler...and the days will shorten.  It is a good time to think of something new.  Maybe the Discussion Group on the Catholic Faith.  Maybe starting a daily Rosary during October.  Maybe volunteering to visit one class at NYSSD. What else can you think of?!

We offer our prayers for the family of Regina Welch whose father Emanuel S Alfieri died August 12th.  May he rest in peace.

Remember that if you or someone you know is in the hospital and wants someone to visit...they MUST tell the nurses!  No one can visit unless they are named!

Would you like to see Mass interpreted at St Mary’s in Cortland?  If you are interested, write us! syrdeaf (at) juno.com

Dates to put on your calendar:
September 6th: ICDA #25's Meeting
September 27th: 55th Anniversary Mass & Dinner
December 14th: Christmas Party in Syracuse
May 14-16th: Fr Mike Depcik in Scranton!

THANK YOU

To Jane Long who gave a reflection on the Catholic Deaf Community at five Masses  in June!! 

To the people of Our Lady of Sorrows in Vestal
for their generous response to Jane’s appeal!

To Judy Steron and The Christian Foundation who worked together to provide us with a used printer.


MONTHLY GIVING

      JUNE 2003                           JULY 2003
Envelopes   11                      Envelopes    8
Enclosed    $85.50                Enclosed     $77

Please join the Monthly Giving!
We need your support!



COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
Saturday, NOVEMBER 1st
10 AM
HOLY FAMILY in FULTON
Elections, Plan Future, etc.   
 
Coming to Rome!
JOHN ROSEMOND Presenting: "PARENTING BY THE BOOK"

You will learn how to give your children the best gift possible: the security of knowing their parents are in charge!

John Rosemond  writes a column published weekly in the Rome Daily Sentinel. He is a well known parenting expert, columnist, speaker, and author of many parenting books, such as:
"How to Make the Terrible Two's Terrific"
"A Family of Value"
"Ending the Homework Hassle"

Hosted by St. John's Lutheran Church
502 W. Chestnut St.
336-8090

OCTOBER 17th: 7pm‑9pm (register 6:30)   And    OCTOBER 18th: gam‑3pm
 Sign language interpreter available on request, but please reserve by Oct. 1!

Cost $20.00 per person ‑ $30.00 per couple (Includes lunch on Sat)
Checks payable to: St. John's Lutheran Church. Include "for John Rosemond", with your name and phone #
Reservations required!
Made possible by the generous contributions of area businesses and individuals.


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