The Sign of Christ

News from the Catholic Deaf Community

Diocese of Syracuse

Vol 17 No 5 November-December 2006
January 2007


Our Community: The Body Of Christ

These pictures were taken October 21st at a Deaf Youth retreat in Ancaster, Ontario.  Some of our Confirmation students joined other students from Ottawa, Toronto, and the Milton School.  Deacon Patrick Graybill led them in learning about themselves and the Body of Christ.
 
The picture below shows them as a body: hair, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hands, stomach and legs.  (Can you imagine it?!)   We learned that everyone is
special and important and needed.


Yes, the Catholic Deaf Community of the Syracuse Diocese  needs each other.  We need each of us! From
the  North, South, East, and West. We love each other and  support each other and we work together.  We are Christ’s body on earth. 

Deaf helping Deaf.  Can you help at Mass to be Readers or Ministers?  Can you visit the Deaf at home or in nursing homes?  Can you teach the young Deaf..
in religion class or in youth ministry?  Share your special, important skills with Our Community.


IMPORTANT! HOLY DAY MASS TIMES!

Feast of All Saints
Johnson City: St James Oct 31 @ 5:30 PM
Rome: St Mary’s Nov 1 @ 8 AM
Whitesboro: St Paul’s @5:30 PM

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Johnson City: St James Dec 8 @ 5:30 PM
Rome: St Mary’s Dec 8 @ 8 AM
Whitesboro: St Paul’s Dec 8 @ 5:30 PM

Syracuse: St Lucy’s & Fulton: Holy Family
please ask your Church




National Catholic Office of the Deaf  (NCOD)  Pastoral Week January 12 - 17, 2007 
“Re-member God’s Word:  Journey through Scripture”


Happiness, ...
not in another place,
not for another hour
but this hour.

             Walt Whitman

Can You Sew?  

Needed: a Banner for the  Palm Sunday Mass  with Bishop Moynihan  (Scheduled for March 31, 2007)  Let Mary Margaret know!

Thomas Johns Memorial
APPRECIATION AWARD
will be awarded March 31 2007
at the Dinner after Mass with the Bishop.

Nominate someone, Deaf or Hearing

Someone who
* has shown great love for the Catholic Deaf Community
* has always been ready to help,
* shows strong faith and encourages others to do the same,
* is prayerful and encourages others to pray also,
* believes in service for the Lord.

Send the person’s name and why you nominate to:
Catholic Deaf Community PO Box 572 Rome NY 13442-0572

or syrdeaf @ juno.com




DEAF & KODA YOUTH  Would you like to join us?

        TGIFF  (Thank God It’s First Friday) an evening of Worship & Fellowship Fun, Friends, Food, and Prizes    7 - 9 PM
November 3 at Holy Family, Syracuse


        March For Life
Trip to Washington, DC, to support  Life from Conception to Natural Death
Join thousands of teens at a rally before the March   January 20 - 22, 2007

FX Rally  High School All Day Rally  March 3, 2007

Start Saving for NCYC in Nov 2007!  Every dollar you save, we will match  up to $200!





Please save these dates:

March 3:  FX Rally (HS)
March 13: Public Policy Day (HS)
March 31: Mass with Bishop +  Thomas Johns Award






THANK YOU
  To those who give in
Monthly Giving
August:     4 envelopes     $55
September: 5 envelopes    $80



OUR SENIOR CITIZENS SAY: COME AND JOIN US!



Liverpool Group  1st & 3rd Thursdays at St Joseph’s, Liverpool




Barber Shop Group   2nd Tuesdays at St Thomas in New Hartford

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

NOVEMBER 2005





1

ALL SAINTS

DAY

2

NYSSD

Religious Ed

3

Liverpool Group

10 AM - 2 PM

4



5

6

20

Dewitt 10:30

7

8



Barber Shop

9

NYSSD

Religious Ed

10

Catechetical Leaders

Meeting

11



12

13



Dewitt 10:30

Syracuse 9

14 15



16

NYSSD

Religious Ed

17

Liverpool Group

10 AM - 2 PM



18
19

20

Dewitt 10:30

Syracuse 9

21 22 23





24

Thanksgiving

25



26

28

29


30

NYSSD

Religious Ed








November Birthdays

2 Christopher Sarracino

4 Thomas Debraggio

12 Shirley Cleveland

12 Anthony Rakowski

14 Caitlyn Martin

16 Rose Benedict

19 Michael Brennan

20 Nelson Sharpsteen

20 Gari Van Voorhis

23 Dawn Brothers

23 Tim Pardi

24 Jennifer Evans

25 Denise Hnelosub

25 Mark Sharpsteen

26 Becky Clark

28 Mary Margaret Van Damme



Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

DECEMBER 2006

1




MV at NCCYM

2

Rome 6:30

+ Life Teen

MV at NCCYM

3

Dewitt 11:15

Johnson City 10

Whitesboro 11

* Camillus 11

before the

Christmas Party

4 5 6

NYSSD

Religious Ed

7

Liverpool Group

10 AM - 2 PM



see Mass Schedule

8

IMMACULATE

CONCEPTION


see Mass

Scheduls

9

Johnson City 5



Rome 6:30

+ Life Teen

10

Dewitt 11:15

Syracuse 9

Fulton 11:15

Whitesboro 11

11 12

Barber Shop

10 AM - 1 PM

New Hartford

13

NYSSD

Religious Ed



14



15

16

Rome 6:30

+ Life Teen

17
Dewitt 11:15

Syracuse 9

Johnson City 10

Fulton 11:15

Whitesboro 11

18 19

Christmas Potluck Fulton

20



NYSSD

Religious Ed

Parties

21

Liverpool Group

10 AM - 2 PM

22 23

Johnson City 5



Rome 6:30

+ Life Teen

24

Dewitt 11:15

Syracuse 9

Fulton 11:15

Whitesboro 11

Christmas Eve

Check Schedule

25

CHRISTMAS


See Mass Schedules

26 27



28 29 30







31

Dewitt 11:15

Johnson City 10

Syracuse 9

Fulton 11:15

Whitesboro 11





December Birthdays

3 Kevin Welch

8 Edith Rakowski

11 Holly Dilillo

15 Bertha Coughlin

26 Donna Wine

27 Lori Booth

27 Krista Chapple

29 Benjamin Trelease

31 John Evans

December Anniversaries

5 Dawn & Brian Brothers

30 Angeline & James Fitzgerald




Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
JANUARY 2006
1

Dewitt 10:30

2 3 4

NYSSD

5

Liverpool Group

6 7

8

Dewitt 10:30

9 10

Barber Shop

11

NYSSD

Religious

12



13


14

15

Dewitt 10:30

16



17


18


19


20
21
22

Dewitt 10:30

23 24 25

NYSSD

26

27 28
29

Dewitt 10:30

30 31


January Birthdays

6 Ryan Evans

7 Linda Van Voorhis

12 Karen Read

15 Jacqueline Frechette

24 Bethanie Lethbridge

27 Brian Brothers

31 Scott Allen










WARM UP A COLD JANUARY with Friends and Food

ICDA 102 presents: SUB SANDWICH & GAME NIGHT

Someday...either 24th or 25th     St Thomas   New Hartford
Call / Email / Write Mary Margaret !

Members $5 / Non-Members $8       Money raised for Deaf Youth Activities




Congratulations Robert Thurlow on your Confirmation!






NO CORRECT GUESS!
Would you believe...    the “Mystery Picture” was taken in WINDSOR, ONTARIO !
(MV was visiting her Irish side’s roots... and this was on a building downtown.)
 
   

TRY ANOTHER ONE?  Remember PC Cronlund?  Where was this taken? (Not NYSSD!)
For $15 Prize... Take a guess.  All correct answers will be entered in a drawing.
Send guess to syrdeaf@juno.com or PO Box 572 Rome NY 13442-0572  
Good Luck!



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