3 Kevin Welch 30 Angeline & James Fitzgerald
8 Edith Rakowski
11 Holly De Lillo
15 Bertha Coughlin
27 Krista Chapple
Plan ahead!!! Camp Mark Seven!!! Deaf
and KODA!!!! Start saving your money !
To apply, please write:
7th & 8th Graders : March 25, 2000
Highschoolers : April 29, 2000
"ADVENT" means "Coming". What is coming? Yes...Christmas!!!
Yes, Advent is a busy time...getting the house ready, shopping for gifts,
making special food, and EVERY-THING!!
Aren't you glad Jesus was born?!?!?!
JOHNSON CITY: St James' 4PM
PHOENIX: St Stephen's 11 AM
In Utica at St Francis De Sales
This day the Church chose as a really special holy day - a day we are
to go to Mass and celebrate!!!
Clifford Kavanaugh is at home following
surgery in mid-November. Think he would like a card or visit?!?!?
On October 17th Mary and Paul Ryfun celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They renewed their marriage vows at St Lucy's Church at 9:30 Mass. Everyone in church clapped their hands with joy for Mary and Paul.
Later, in the afternoon, Mary and Paul continued
to celebrate with family and friends at Barbagallo's Restaurant.
At the party was a newspaper reporter who interviewed Mary and Paul.
The next day was a beautiful article and picture in the Post Standard.
Congratulations to Mary and Paul from all of us!! God bless you both!
OUR COMMUNITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT, PATRICK LYNCH
Aurora's DEAF PERSON OF THE YEAR
The local chapters #25 Syracuse, #67 Binghamton, and #102 Utica/Rome invite you to become a member of the International Catholic Deaf Association (ICDA) for the year 2000. Last year the ICDA celebrated 50 years of bringing Deaf Catholics together to celebrate and work and learn. In our Syracuse Diocese we are lucky to have three chapters, so there is one near you! Members also receive the magazine THE DEAF CATHOLIC every two months.
If you would like to become a new or renew member of the ICDA for 2000,
please fill out the form below and send it to your local Treasurer.
ICDA National Dues are $15/person or $20/couple. Write check to
CATHOLIC DEAF COMMUNITY OF THE SYRACUSE DIOCESE
We are a community of people- Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and hearing- who welcome and encourage each other to grow in faith and experience love. With this faith and love we can bring Jesus' Good News to the Church and the World using our wonderful gifts.
The Catholic Deaf Community is a diverse community and has many ways of
serving and supporting the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and hearing people.
MINUTES OF THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING NOVEMBER 4,
Harborside Community Room, Liverpool
Present: Patrick J Lynch, Robert Harmon, Jean Hebbard, Anne Parish, Joan Keefe, Jeanette D Romanowski, Mattie Letham, Robert Menotti, Mary Menotti, Mary T DeMatteo, Frances Harmon, Marion Baratta, Gena Podgorniak, Elaine Coleman, Mary Margaret Van Damme. (15)
The meeting was started at 7:16pm with a prayer by Mattie Letham.
The Minutes of the last meeting were handed out and read. Jeanette
Romanowski stated that since that meeting her hours as Assistant were changed
from 5 to 8 hours per week.
Mary Menotti made the motion to accept the minutes, and Robert Menotti seconded it.
Mary Margaret reported that no budget has been given to the office as of this date, but that bills being submitted were being paid . She is trying to remove Fr Pete's pay from the office expenses. She said that she regularly contacts the diocesan office about the non-budget, and they know her voice!
North: Anne Parish said that she had nothing to report except that she is trying to obtain guardianship of Dorothy Lightaul, a Deaf/Blind woman in a nursing home, who needs visitors and stimulation.
South: Jeanette Romanowski reported that Jane Long gave a good presentation at St Catherine's this summer. Also, in Norwich, they have an interpreter for the first Sunday of the month.
East: Jean Hebbard said to read the newsletter! Also she has noticed that the number of Deaf at various functions is going down.
West:Mattie Letham reported that Mass is still at St Lucy's every Sunday,
and at St John's in Liverpool once a month. Marion Baratta told of
the coming up Indian Mass and supper at St Lucy's. The Church building
still can't be used for services. Also, Sunday, Nov 7th, after Mass
there would be a lunch at her home with a speaker from St Lucy's, Kevin
Frank, on the topic of the new Milennium and what it means to Christian
Mattie then reported on the new Franciscan Chapel in Carousel Mall. She stopped in to see it and the friar spoke in sign! Maybe in the future we could ask to meet there for a Deaf Mass and meeting.
Mary Margaret spoke on Masses: Fr Tom Coughlin's Mass on Novemver 21st is going to be a Deaf Mass for the hearing people. She would have a paper that people could sign up for the various "jobs" needed.
There is a possibility that another Mass at St John's in Liverpool could be added to the calendar if the Deaf would like that.
Holy Day Masses, such as for December 8th, were brought up. Discussion was held if they should be put on the calendar or not. It was found to be done differently in each area.
Mass schedules for Christmas were discussed, and they will be sheduled and put in the newsletter.
A small discussion was held on the Deaf Group Masses. Mary Margaret said that letters had been sent out to some priests asking if they would be interested in having a Mass just for the Deaf, maybe on a weekday. Each area had some very positive responses from priests! Each of those priests were thanked and told that if the Deaf would like a Mass, they could arrange for one through their local lay minister. That was done twice at St James in Johnson City with wonderful results. The Deaf in each area can decide for themselves what they would like.
Jeanette Romanowski told of her work on the Mission Statement. She handed out two versions of the statement. It was discussed sentance by sentance, and each change approved. See attached copy.
Jeanette Romanowski then told of her work on the Census Form. Mary Margaret told of the need for a new Census. Discussion followed of how to get the forms to the Deaf Catholics. It was decided to put it in the newsletter and also in Siracusa, and then have followup by area lay ministers.
Patrick Lynch told of the Christmas party on Dec 5th in Camillus.
Mary DeMatteo reported that at her place of employment it was decided that instead of the employees exchanging gifts they would collect and donate to a Deaf family or preson who needed help. If anyone knew of such a Deaf family/Deaf person to let them know.
Marion Baratta shared that she would prefer not to have a Palm Sunday Mass with the Bishop because she would like to be with her parish family on that day.
A discussion was held on the date of the next meeting. It will be May 4, 2000 at 7PM...with possibly a dinner before.
The meeting ended with a prayer by Marion Baratta at 9:15pm.
Submitted by Mary Margaret Van Damme
SUNDAY & HOLY DAY READINGS FOR DECEMBER
December 4 & 5 2nd Sunday of Advent Is 40:1-5, 9-11 / 2 Pt 3:8-14 / Mt 1:1-8
December 7 & 8 Immaculate Conception Gen3:9-15,20 / Eph 1:3-6,11-12 / Lk 1:26-38
December 11 & 12 3rd Sunday of Advent Is 61:1-2a,10-11 / 1 Thes 5:16-24 / Jn 1:6-8,19-28
December 18 & 19 4th Sunday of Advent 2 Sam 7:1-5, 8-12, 14, 16 /Rom 16:25-27 /
Lk 1: 26-38
December 24 & 25 Christmas Day Is 52: 7-10 / Heb 1:1-6 / Jn 1: 1-18
December 26 Holy Family Gen 15:1-6,21:1-3 / Heb 11:8, 11-12, 17-19 / Lk 2: 22-40
To Each of You
From All of Us
the very best HOLYDAYS
Staff:Marion Baratta, Mary De Matteo, Barbara
Hudson, Mattie Letham, Jane Long, Anne Parish, Jeanette D Romanowski,
& Mary Margaret Van Damme
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