Syracuse Catholic Deaf Community

News
Lent 2004

SPECIAL LENT HAPPENINGS

NORTH
March 24th
Wednesday
Holy Family-St Michael’s
Fulton
Confessions 5-5:30 PM
Potluck Dinner & Games 5:30- ??
Confessions 6:30-7 PM

WEST

Please Join
the Event
in Fulton
or
 Any of the Others

EAST
March 18th
Thursday
St Paul’s Little Saints Building
(old convent)
Whitesboro
6PM
Soup / Potluck Dinner
With Confession Available

SOUTH
March 21st
Sunday
St James
Johnson City
4PM
Mass in the Church with Fr Peter
Potluck Dinner afterwards
Confession Available


The Office Has Moved!


NEW ADDRESS:

The Catholic Deaf Community
of the Syracuse Diocese
401 Floyd Ave
Rome NY 13440

New Phone Number!  315-404-5674 Voice/Relay
(in the future, hopefully a TTY)

Same Email  syrdeaf (at )  juno.com

I was asked if I could move, and now have a temporary office in Rome...right where Sr Margaret Duffy worked from: St Peter's Convent which is up for sale!


**SAVE SATURDAY APRIL 3rd**

Bishop James Moynihan will again celebrate with us Palm Sunday Mass 5 PM  at  Christ the King Retreat Center

Dinner Following (Donations accepted)
Dinner Reservations by March 26th  (send to new address or email syrdeaf (at) juno.com)

Volunteers needed for Readers,  Eucharistic Ministers, Servers, Greeters, etc.   Just let me know!



                                      




National Catholic Youth Conference
November 13-16, 2003 in Houston





When I went to NCYC once again, like 2 year ago in Indianapolis, IN .... I learned lots from that NCYC. It's really inspired me about learn something new about faith in God. I had learned lots about people's life with Okahoma Bombs in 1995 which killed one man's daughter-when it's happened and her father really full with anger with that man who killed his daughter and he couldn't understand why that happened to him... so he went to one family of one man who bombed the Okahoma building and forgave them and made him feel better. Really there is so many thing you can learn about church things like forgiveness, faith, learn about God more. I'm really enjoyed it so much and also I do really enjoyed their weather in Houston! I hope we will get more young deaf kids go to NCYC in 2006! --Matt




NCYC in Houston, TX was awesome experience for me. NCYC had some wonderful workshops. I learned a lot more about God, I have more faith in him now since I went to NC YC. Other nice thing about NC YC was that we got to go to NASA museum which was nice. What a wonderful experience for me!! ---William







"Once again I have gone to NCYC, but in Houston, Texas with the nice weather. I enjoyed myself meeting other people and trading things with them like beads, necklaces, stickers and other things like that. I have been attending plenty of conferences with people from my church, St. John's the Baptist in Rome, NY and with the Syracuse Diocese of the deaf. I enjoy myself attending to the conferences meeting new people and be able to connect with God. Also, I hope to continue to go to these conferences as I grow older." ---Holly Marie








It was good and it was fun. I had a great time. ---Rachael



















Will you join us in Atlanta in October 2006?



Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
February 2004

1

Dewitt 10:30
Syracuse 9
Johnson City10
Fulton 11:15
Whitesboro 11

2

Presentation
of the Lord

Groundhog
Day

3 4

NYSSD
Religious Ed


5

Liverpool Group
10AM-2PM

6 7

Johnson City 5
Rome 5:15

8

Dewitt 10:30
Syracuse 9
Fulton 11:15
Whitesboro 11

9 10

Barber Shop
10AM-1PM
Utica

11

NYSSD
Religious Ed

12 13

Catechetical
Leaders 9:30

14

St. Valentine's
Day

15

Dewitt 10:30
Syracuse 9
Johnson City10
Fulton 11:15
Whitesboro 11

16

President's
Day

17 18 19

LiverpoolGroup
10AM-2PM

20 21

Johnson City 5
Rome 5:15

22

Dewitt 10:30
Syracuse 9
Fulton 11:15
Whitesboro 11

3 24 25

NYSSD
Religious Ed

ASH
WEDNESDAY

See Schedules

26 27 28
29

Dewitt 10:30
Syracuse 9
Johnson City10
Fulton 11:15
Whitesboro 11










   

February Birthdays

27 Genevieve Podgorniak     
28 Susan Sharpsteen

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
March 2004


1
....................
2 3

NYSSD
Religious Ed

4

Liverpool Group
10AM-2PM

5 6

High School
Day 10-6:30
Syracuse

Johnson City 5
Rome 5:15

7

Dewitt 10:30
Syracuse 9
Fulton 11:15
Whitesboro 11

8 9

Barber Shop
10AM-1PM
Utica

10

NYSSD
Religious Ed

11 12

Catechetical
Leaders 9:30

OPEN HOUSE
      4 to 7

13
14

Dewitt 10:30
Syracuse 9
Johnson City10
Fulton 11:15
Whitesboro 11

15 16 17

NYSSD
Religious Ed

St Patrick's
Day

18

Liverpool Group
10AM-2PM

Eastern Area
Lenten Night
with Fr Peter

19 20

Jr High
Youth Day

Syracuse

Rome 5:15

21

Dewitt 10:30
Syracuse 9
Fulton 11:15
Whitesboro 11
Johnson City with
 Fr Peter 4

22 23 24

NYSSD
Religious Ed

Northern Area
Lenten Night
with Fr Peter


25

The
Annunciation

26 27
28

Dewitt 10:30
Syracuse 9
Johnson City10
Fulton 11:15
Whitesboro 11

29 30 31

NYSSD
Religious Ed




March Birthdays

5 Connor Evans
5 Linda Farrell
10 Robert Harmon
13 Rev Robert Dwyer
17 Holly Cutler


March Anniversary

31 Mr& Mrs Frank Rakowski




WORLD YOUTH DAY PILGRIMAGE
With Fr. Mike Depcik, OSFS
for Deaf Youth & Young Adults

COLOGNE, GERMANY    August 2005



THIS & THAT

Just as this issue was coming together, the news came that my  mother-in-law died January 25th. Please remember Mary Alice Van Damme in prayer. Also please pray for these others who have died and their families:

J. Phillips "Phil" Campbell, Father of Christopher Campbell
Cecelia R "Cis" Dutcher, Sister of David Dutcher

On January 31st the Lay Ministers and Krista Chapple, who assists at NYSSD's Religious Education classes, plus Mary Margaret and interpreters Marion Baratta and Bea Murphy attended "Protecting God's Children" session, as required by the Diocese. It is a step in healing the harm of sexual abuse and preventing more.

Let us celebrate with Suzi, our photographer, and her husband Scott Trelease on the birth of  Benjamin Edward on Dec 29th!

Congratulations to Mary & Bob Menotti on their "Excellence Award for Deaf Adults from Aurora of CNY" on Nov 19th  for their involvement in the Syracuse Deaf Community as well as the Hearing Community. They both have very big hearts.  They have touched the lives of many people.

Congratulations also to Christian Wojnar, son of Diane & Ken.  He recently graduated from the College of Law at George Washington University. He also passed his bar exam and is now a lawyer!

The new officers of ICDA 102:

President: Albert D Perry Jr
Vice President: Krista Chapple
Secretary/Treasurer:  Mary M Van Damme

Advent and Christmas brought special activities for our Community. Those tough folks in the North wouldn't let a snow-storm stop their gathering!



Fantastic Day!   May 22nd with Fr Mike Depcik,  Deaf Priest

Would you like to join us on a day trip to Scranton, PA?  Talks and Mass. The cost is only $25.  It includes a little breakfast, a lovely lunch   and a light supper. If interested, please contact Mary Margaret at the Office. If enough people, maybe we can get a bus!





Youth Rally
Saturday March 6
St. Matthew's in Syracuse
10 AM- 7 PM
Cost $12

437-8318







National Deaf Cursillo 2004

You may be called to a very special Cursillo experience. Save the Date. We'll be waiting to Welcome You!   October 7 - 10, Douglaston, NY Join us to experience God's love and joy with your brothers and sisters in Christ.  Talks and Discussions all in sign!  


WISH LIST

*Computer Expert for the Newsletter

*Deaf Artist for Newsletter

*Persons interested in  teaching religion to children (training available)

*Senior Citizens interested  in talking with students at NYSSD Religion Class



FOR SALE     "DREAM    BELIEVE     ACHIEVE"    Ribbons

Package of 25 for $5    (various colors)


COMMUNITY COUNCIL  NEWS

On November 1st, at Holy Family in Fulton, we  gathered to discuss the Catholic Deaf Community.

The Community Council looks at what has been happening, and advises the Director on a variety of issues. It’s a good time to be together.  It’s a wonderful time to plan the future.

Every two years there are elections for Officers.

The next election will be at the next meeting:  Saturday April 24th at 10AM in the South Region.

Right now the Nominations are:

President:         Patty Thurlow
Vice President: Mike Parish
                        Elaine Coleman
Secretary:         Mary DeMatteo-Vitale
                        Jane Long
Corresponding Secretary: Mary Margaret   Van Damme

If you would like to make a nomination, please  be sure the person would accept, and then send  the nomination to Mary Margaret by March 12th so they can be printed in the next newsletter.  Absentee ballots may be arranged with good reason only.



James Redmore, son of Jennifer & Keith,
grandson of Jane Long, as Baby Jesus
at Christmas Eve Mass at St James


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  (Gotcha!) 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 our snail-mail 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


Catholic Deaf Community
401 Floyd Ave
Rome NY 13440


THANK YOU
to
SANDRA WITTER
&
THE NATIONAL CRISTINA FOUNDATION
for the donation of
a used computer to update ours



LENT STARTS FEBRUARY 25th

Ash Wednesday Schedule:

North: Holy Family-St Michael’s, Fulton 7 PM Service

South: St James, Johnson City 5:15 PM Mass

East: St Paul’s, Whitesboro 7 PM Prayer Service
or
St Peter’s, Rome 7 PM Mass

West: St Lucy’s, Syracuse 5:30 PM Mass


NEW OFFICE   OPEN HOUSE

Come & See    401 Floyd Ave in Rome NY

4 PM- 7PM   March 12th

“Vegetarian Snacks”  (because it’s a Friday!)

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