On June 24, 2000 a special event happened that the Deaf Catholic community is excited about. Michael Depcik, born deaf in Chicago January 1, 1970 was ordained a priest in the order of the Oblates of St. Francis deSales. Father Mike's parents and two brothers and two sisters are all deaf.
Father Mike went to St. Rita's School for the Deaf in Cincinnati, the only Catholic Deaf residential school in the United States. When he was 17, he was an exchange student and stayed in Australia for a year. It was in Australia, living with hearing host parents who were fundamentalist born-again Christians, that he kearned about God in a personal way.
After graduating from St. Rita's Father Mike attended Gallaudet University, and his faith journey continued. He met Fr. Tom Coughlin, America's first born-deaf priest, and worked with him at Camp Mark Seven. Father Mike felt called to study to be a priest and became the first deaf man in the Oblates of St. Francis deSales.
Mary Margaret Van Damme and Jane Long
attended Fr. Mike's ordination and First Mass in Michigan and we are thrilled
to have him come to our diocese the first weekend in December so all of
our Catholic Deaf Community can meet him.
Does Fr. Mike look like the figure in this stained glass window? The artist used him as a model a few years ago for the chapel of the church where he was ordained.
Pope John-Paul II says,"The Jubilee celebration should
Pilgrimage is a journey to a shrine or church for a special
reason. It helps us
This is a special time to reflect on God who is love.
A time to think about
2 PM Sacrament of Reconciliation
*Indulgence is the forgiveness of all temporal punishment due for sins
that have already
Reservations for the Dinner Deadline: September
DATES TO REMEMBER
September 3 Labor Day Mass
Sept 22-30 DAW activities
October 8 Pilgrimage Day
October 12-15 Deaf Cursillo
TBA Council Meeting
December 1-3 Weekend with
Fr. Mike Depcik
BACK TO SCHOOL TIME!
DON'T FORGET RELIGION CLASS!!
If you need Religious Education or Preparation for a Sacrament, please let us know. We also work with parish programs. Call, fax, email, or write!!
The Annual Labor Day Mass will be held September 3rd at 10 AM in the Rectory Meeting
Room. Fr Cliff is excited about sharing this time with us!!
Joan Emerick is improving daily from her surgery. She would love to see or hear from
you! Her address:Vestal Nursing Home Old Vestal Road, Vestal NY 13850
Sue Houghtalen and Jared travelled to Texas to visit her son there.
5658 miles and many
wonderful sights from the Mississippi to Mount Rushmore!
Amie DiNardo is now a junior at RIT. She has been awarded a $1500
scholarship from the
Lotte Kaliski Foundation for Gifted Children, Inc. Congratulations!!
Scott Allen, great grandson of Pauline Lewis, and a big help to ICDA # 67, is attending college in North Carolina. Good Luck!
Since June 1st, Fr Peter has been the temporary Pastor at St Francis DeSales. That was a nice surprise! He has been able to stop in at some of our activities. As of August 19th, he is back on vacation for about a month, but you
never know where he will pop up!!
ICDA 102's June Dinner was lots of fun. Luckily the food was BBQed the night before as it DOWNPOURED just at dinnertime!
The Masses at St John's in Liverpool are still interpreted twice a month. We are still looking for interpreters who will work through our office. There are some interested people, so please pray for that! If you know anyone, please let us know! Our goal is interpreted Mass every weekend!
DAW EVENTS IN Syracuse....
18 DAW/DAC MTG AT AURORA 5 PM
23 MALL EXPO -CAROUSEL MALL IN SYR.WAL-MART- AT OSWEGO
24 BUCKLEY ROAD BAPIST CHURCH SERIVCE, SIGNING CHOIR- 11 AM
ST. JOHN'S, SOULE ROADMASS & POT LUCK BEGINS AT 5 PM
25 PIZZA NIGHT AT PIZZA HUTOSWEGO RD, LIVERPOOL5-8 PM
26 EVENING MOVIE: TITAN A.E.
27 MOVIE EVENT:TITAN A.E.
28 BEAVER LAKE TOUR AND LUNCH 10-2
29 DAYTIME:TEEN WORKSHOP
EVENING:DAW BANQUET 6PM
30 TEEN WORKSHOP AND HOE DOWN WRAPUP PARTY
FOR DETAILS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY EVENT SEE THAT EVENTS FLYER
OR CONTACT A DAW COMMITTEE MEMBER
!!!!DON'T MISS OUT ON ALL THE FUN!!!!
Anne Parish was featured in St Stephen's bulletin! It told of her involvement with the Deaf, and also her special relationship with Dorothy Lightaul who is Deaf-Blind. Ask to see the nice picture of Anne and Dorothy! At the end of August Anne will be having surgery for the second cataract. She'll be sharp-eyed now!
The Annual ClamBake was a huge success!! The weather was great,
the food delicious, and the people wonderful!!
Marion Baratta's Sister
Valentina DeMatteo, June 25th, Grandmother of Mary DeMatteo and
Great Grandmother of Joey DeMatteo
Edith Cobb, 80, July 11th, a person well-remembered in the Binghamton area
Patrick Baratta, July 19th, brother of Marion Baratta
Please remember these and their families in your prayers.
CC TV Mass for Shut-Ins...with corrections!!
6:30 AM Sunday
WBNG Binghamton 6:30 AM Sunday
PAX 56 2:30 PM Sunday
Cable Channel 9 2:30 PM Sunday
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