Lent is almost here. This story by Patty Thurlow inspired me and
gave me much to think about. I thought you would like it also. It
reminds me of what Jesus said in Matthew 25:40: "I say to you, as long as
you did it for one of these, the least of my brethren, you did it for me."
MM Van Damme
Dorothy Lightaul is 45 years old. Her nickname is Dot. She graduated
from New York State School for the Deaf in Rome, NY, in 1975. She is
now a resident at a nursing home in Fulton, NY. She works at Oswego
Industries in Fulton 3 times a week. She became blind about age 20.
I am Patricia Thurlow age 35 years old. My nickname is Patty. I graduated
from Rochester School for the Deaf in 1986. I live in Fulton, NY.
I worked at the Fulton School Lunch Program for 9 years.
Anne Parish introduced me to Dot at the nursing home. Dot is happy
when I visit her and try to talk and communicate with her. I enjoy
trying to talk with her in American Sign Language (ASL). I try and make
her understand and sometimes she responds. I hate to see her alone
in the nursing home. It seems she would like to have company.
DON'T MISS THIS !
World Youth Day 2002
with Pope John Paul II
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ages 16 & 17: overnight trip
Ages 18 through 35: week-long trip
Information: email email@example.com
or call 339-2143
H S Students
National Catholic Youth Conference
WISH YOU WERE THERE !
(Holly Cutler, Joey Brognano, Kateri Van Damme, Matt Nethercott, Matt Cutler,
and 3 friends)
Matt Cutler and
Mary Margaret Van Damme
with the Archbishop of Atlanta,
a Deaf supporter
YOU can be there...December 2003...in Houston !
JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS - Grades
It's your very own YOUTH DAY !
Don't Miss This! Call the Deaf Office SOON!
(if going with your
parish, let them know an interpreter is needed!)
Hands can shout with joy.
Hands can go to sleep while rejoicing.
Hands can become claws.
Hands can become fists.
Hands can lift up and toss down.
Hands can build up and destroy.
The Hands of People
|Lent is so very difficult because
it's a time when we face ourselves
...and discover many things...
Among them, our half-hearted service to God.
In Peace: Pauline V. Lewis and Joanne Jackowski's
Catholic Deaf Community Council Officers
Fr. Peter Williams, Chaplain
Jane Long (Secretary)
Frances Harmon (Vice President)
Patty Thurlow (President)
Mary Margaret Van Damme, Director
Mattie Letham (Corresponding Secretary)
ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES
Wednesday, February 13th
St James, Johnson City 5:30 PM
St Lucy, Syracuse
5:30 PM ?
St John, Liverpool
St Peter, Rome
St Francis DeSales
LENT STARTS FEBRUARY 13TH
MASS with Bishop Moynihan
March 23rd 5 PM
Readers Greeters Gospel Passion
Ministers of the Bread & Cup Banner &
Call: 315-735-8184 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
who were recently confirmed
at St. John the Baptist in Rome
Jane Long is now a Grannie.
Best Wishes to Jennifer & Keith on
Luke Walter Redmore January 9th