Syracuse Catholic Deaf Community
June 2002 News
the Assumption - August 15
Beauty and Power: The Mass
Catholic or Not, Interested or Just Curious, Adults and Children!
Father Glenn Nelson works with the Deaf of the Rockford Illinois Diocese.
Before he became a priest, he received a degree in Deaf Education
and taught and interpreted for two years. He is happy to come to our
area to teach us about the Mass. You will enjoy his talk and
his jokes! He will also answer any questions!
Friday August 9th:
7:00 PM Social & Meet Fr Glenn Nelson
Saturday August 10th: 9:00 AM
Open Doors & Coffee and Donuts
All Day Workshop
9:30 AM Workshop
10:30 AM Break
12 Noon Catered Lunch
1:00 PM Workshop continues
2:30 PM Break
5:00 PM Dinner (maybe picnic sandwiches)
After Dinner....Questions, Social, Games
Sunday August 11th: 10:00
AM Signed Mass
After Mass Coffee & Donuts
Schedule can change...but we hope not too much!
Apologies to the ESDGA! We tried to find another weekend but Fr Nelson only
gets off the second weekend
St. Augustine Parish
7333 O'Brien Road
near Foxfire Golf Course
and I knew he would be wonderful. So I found a place near you if you or
your non-golfing spouses might be able to come.
GOOD LUCK to all the Golfers! WELCOME!
Want a button like this? Ask MM. She got some from the Knights of Columbus.
ICDA 102 had a Picnic Dinner in May. It was fun for all: friends,
food, fun raffle and a game. We didn't want to leave!
In Johnson City on June 9th, the Memorial Mass for Pauline Lewis was expanded
to also remember Helen Fleming, Nettie Fusco, and Joan Emerick. It
was good to gather to think of all these wonderful women and what they are
to us. The Potluck afterwards lasted a long time.
Thanks to all who are visiting Dorothy Lightaul! Thanks to Patty
Thurlow and Anne Parish for all their work.
Please pray for Anne Parish's health.
Mary DeMatteo-Vitale has agreed to be our Archivist...and is busy
putting all our pictures in order. What a job.
Thank you, Mary!
NYSSD's Religious Education classes ended for this school year with a party
together with Rev Ginger Nagel's class. They were such fun for students
and teachers! Thank you, Rev Ginger! Thank you also to Krista
Chapple who assists Mary Margaret Van Damme in the Catholic classes.
NYSSD's Graduation is June 21st. Adam Drake, one of our Readers at
the Palm Sunday Mass, is graduating with honors. He is often in the
Rome papers for his awards. When the newspaper interviewed and asked
his favorite hangout he replied: Syracuse Deaf
Catholic group. Congratulations, Adam!!
Thank you to Matthew and Holly Cutler for serving on the Diocesan
Youth Council. They were great reps for the Catholic Deaf Community.
Mary Margaret Van Damme and Jane Long have been on the go.
They represented our area at the Canadian ICDA Conference and the NY State
Diocesan Pastoral Workers with the Deaf.
Mary Margaret also spent a weekend with the lively Youth Ministers of Region
II, which covers NY State.
They know the youth are also The Church...today and the future.
She, and her husband/our webmaster Jim, also spent an evening with the Knights
of Columbus of the Central NY Chapter...meeting many, sharing dinner, and
receiving their strong financial support for Deaf Ministry.
Then there was the wedding of Mary Margaret's oldest son, Leo, to lovely
Kathleen...who works in Youth Ministry in Rochester, and works with Fr Ray
Fleming, Pastor of Emmanuel Church of the Deaf.
Fr Ray presided over the wedding vows, and said a special prayer of The
Blessing of the Hands!
BEST WISHES & OUR PRAYERS
Fifty Years of Religious Life: Sister Margaret Duffy
Forty Years of Priesthood:
Father James Fallon
Father James Mathews
Father Robert Dwyer
Twenty Five Years of Priesthood:
Father Thomas Coughlin
Ordination to Priesthood:
Father Philip Brockmyer
Ordination to Deacon: