The Sign of Christ

News from the Catholic Deaf Community

Diocese of Syracuse

Vol. 17  No. 4 - September - October 2006



In The Good Old Summertime...




Teens, Chaperone, and Interpreters in Steubenville, Ohio 



Baptism of Derek Handel Roberts by Fr Philip Hearn August 12th 

Parents Matt & Jennifer, Godparents Maria & Ralph Mingolleli 



IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT!


Interpreted Mass at Holy Cross, Dewitt,  now at 11:15 AM !!

The Barber Shop, Senior Citizen Group,  now meets at St Thomas, New Hartford! Same time: second Tuesdays 10 AM - 1PM

Rome Interpreted Mass may be at 5PM or 6:30 PM. Please check with Mary Margaret.

The Johnson City interpreted Mass schedule is probably wrong, due to interpreter's change of schedule. Check first!


                       

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE


June 8 Margaret Mary Daniels ( Jeanette Romanowski’s mother)

June 26 Fr Jim Hall (Deaf priest)

July 2 Edith Rakowski  (wife of Anthony)

July 4 Vivian Hesler (grandmother of the Cutler children)

August 15 Rose M. Coppola (mother of Richard)



   


FOR ADULTS (21 and older)  DEAF CURSILLO 2006 October 26 -29

What is it? A weekend experience to help people come alive and gives encouragement.  It makes life worth living.  You will love the friendliness, the warmth, the spirit of Jesus you see in each other.

Come and see!

There is a registration fee and cost. Financial help is available.

Schedule: It will start Thursday at 7:30 PM and end on Sunday by 5 PM.  Time to travel to and from Douglaston, Queens, NY!

How to Apply: For Application Contact Now: Mary Margaret Van Damme  syrdeaf (at) juno.com or PO Box 572  Rome NY 13442-0572
 



TIME FOR RELIGION CLASSES


YOUR CHILDREN!
Hearing?  Sign up in your parish! Deaf? Classes at NYSSD or ask MM!

YOURSELF
Get a group together and ask MM to come!
Discuss “Hot Topics” in the Church or the world.
Learn from the Bible and the Catechism.                           

SACRAMENTS
Do you or your children need Sacraments?


Please contact Mary Margaret!






Confirmation Students at Summer Classes




Minutes of the Catholic Deaf Community Council Meeting

August 16, 2006

Mattie Letham Community Room, Carousel Center, Syracuse, NY


Roll Call: Bea Murphy, Mary T DeMatteo-Vitale, Anne Parish, Patricia Parish, Mary Margaret Van Damme, Patrick J. Lynch, Marion Baratta

Excused: Jane Long, Mary & Robert Menotti, Elaine Coleman, Frances & Bob Harmon

Opening Prayer: President Patty Parish called the meeting to order at 6:20 PM. Anne Parish offered the opening prayer.

Minutes of the April 30, 2005, meeting were reviewed. MMVD corrected the date from April  3rd to the 30th. Bea Murphy moved to accept the Minutes, seconded by Anne Parish.

Corresponding Secretary, MM Van Damme, reported that there was no mail from the Council, but sent out in the name of the Catholic Deaf Community were: a card to Deacon Chris Engle in Whitesboro, home of the Deaf Community, plus many Mass cards for the deceased friends and relatives of the Catholic Deaf Community; and also our prayers and best wishes to Bishop James Moynihan at the time of his surgery.

Area Reports: Anne Parish asked about Whole Me and Bea Murphy answered, as she is on their board.

Old Business:

1) Brochure: Mary Margaret reports that it is still on hold due to time constraints.

2) 2006 Retreat/Cursillo: Mary Margaret informed everyone that a Sr. Rita has offered to give a retreat. The general consensus was not this time, but to research it for later. MM also explained that the Cursillo is being held in NYC in October. That is a wonderful opportunity for adults. It appears that one Fall there is a Cursillo for adults, and the next Fall there is the NCYC for the youth.

3) Goals: MM compiled the “Goals Forms” from the last meeting and handed out the results.(See attached.) Marion says that we are already doing them locally.

New Business:

1) Summer Picnic: Last & next: It was agreed that the picnic in July 2005 was a success. A discussion followed about the next one. It was agreed that there are so many activities held during the summer some of which are: picnics, golf, Oswego Fest, and the State Fair. MM suggested that the Thomas Johns Memorial Appreciation Award be given at the Palm Sunday Dinner with the Bishop. It was agreed that was a good idea.

If we can come up with something new and exciting for the Catholic Deaf Community to host, that would be wonderful.

2) Interpreters: What to do: MM brought up the problem of not having enough interpreters. Discussion followed about the pay and the skill levels. MM will still ask for higher pay. Everyone should find new and willing interpreters. Anne suggested the Syracuse group HITS as a possible resource.

3) Chaplain & Director: as people had to leave, MM just asked that people look for a priest who would be willing to learn sign. Also, to think of someone who could be the Director in the future, as she needs to be replaced in the not too distant future. Anne Parish asked about the qualifications. MM will bring them next time.

Announcements: A Deaf Group meets at Panera’s Bread in Cicero on Fridays. 

Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 7th 2006, at Mary Margaret’s home

Adjournment: Mary Margaret moved that the meeting be closed, seconded by Pat Lynch.

The meeting ended approximately 8:15 PM.

Submitted by Mary Margaret Van Damme


Vacation Bible School at St Peter’s in Rome, NY July 14 - 16 August 7 - 11


Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

SEPTEMBER 2006

1

2

STCD Picnic


Life Teen Group

from Rome

to Auriesville

9:30 AM -10:30 PM

3
Dewitt 11:15

Syracuse 9

Johnson City 10

Fulton 11:15

Whitesboro 11

4

5

6

7

Liverpool Group

10 AM - 2 PM

8

Catechetical Leaders

Meeting



9

SMTD Picnic

Johnson City 5 Rome ask MM

+ Life Teen

10

Dewitt 11:15

Syracuse 9

Fulton 11:15

Whitesboro 11

11

12

Barber Shop &

ICDA 102 Meeting
10 AM - 1 PM

New Hartford

13




14

15


16

Rome Ask MM

+Life Teen

17

Dewitt 11:15

Syracuse 9

Johnson City 10

Fulton 11:15

Whitesboro 11

18

19



20

NYSSD

Religious Ed

starts this week


21

Liverpool Group

10 AM - 2 PM

22

23

Johnson City 5 Rome Ask MM

+Life Teen

24

Dewitt 11:15

Syracuse 9

Fulton 11:15

Whitesboro 11

25

26

NY State Pastoral

Workers with the Deaf Meeting

Esopus NY

27
NY State Pastoral

Workers with the Deaf Meeting

Esopus NY


28

29


30
Camp Mark Seven
Race + BBQ

+ Board Meeting

Rome Ask MM

+ Life Teen


Have a wonderful Deaf Awareness Week


September Birthdays

6 Keith Grant Jr

17 Paul Szymanski

22 Rebecca Dadey

23 Jim Van Damme

29 Jane Long



September  Anniversaries

6 Czeslawa & Bogdan Lachut  (25 Years!)

7 Luciana & Adam Lopez

7 Jeanette & Tony Romanowski

18 Virginia & Keith Grant  (25 Years!)

21 Julie & James Pasternak

Baptism of Victor Rivera by Fr Kevin Bunger August 20th in Johnson City.  Parents Adofo & Rosa, Godparents Sylvia & Luis Collazo


Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

OCTOBER 2006



1

Dewitt 11:15

Syracuse 9

Johnson City10

Fulton 11:15

Whitesboro 11

2

3




4

NYSSD

Religious Ed

5

Liverpool Group

10 AM- 2 PM

6

7

Johnson City 5

Rome ask MM

+ Life Teen

8

Dewitt 11:15

Syracuse 9

Fulton 11:15

Whitesboro 11

9

10

Barber Shop

10 AM - 1 PM

New Hartford

11

NYSSD

Religious Ed

12

13

Catechetical Leaders

14
Youth Ministers
Meeting

Rome ask MM

+ Life Teen

15

Dewitt 11:15

Syracuse 9

Johnson City10

Fulton 11:15

Whitesboro 11

16


17




18

NYSSD

Relgious Ed





19

Liverpool Group

10 AM - 2 PM




20


Youth Retreat

21

Johnson City 5

Rome ask MM

+ Life Teen or

Youth retreat

22

Dewitt 11:15

Syracuse 9

Fulton 11:15

Whitesboro 11

Youth Retreat

23

24

25

NYSSD

Religious Ed

26


Deaf Cursillo

NYC

27


Deaf Cursillo

NYC

28

Rome ask MM

Deaf Cursillo

NYC

29

Dewitt 11:15

Syracuse 9

Johnson City10

Fulton 11:15

Whitesboro 11

30

31






October Birthdays

1 Joey Romani

5 Angeline Fitzgerald

11 Donald Holmes

16 Beth Thurlow

17 Glynn Gregory

19 Joan Keeffe

20 Melissa (Lansing) Merdanovic

20 Robin Brennan

22 Melinda Farrell

22 Gary Lazarek

23 Mary Menotti


October   Anniversaries

19 Jen & Matt Roberts



WIN $15 !   WHERE IS MARY MARGARET??

On her trip this summer, she found  this on a wall! Can you name the city? (Correct answers will be put in a drawing for the $15 prize)

syrdeaf at juno dot com or  PO Box 572 Rome NY 13442-0572


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