Masses and Sacraments in American Sign Language
Sacramental Preperation and Religious Education
Pastoral Care and Faith Formation
The Catholic Deaf Community
within the Life of the Church
"Welcome one another, then, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." Rom 15:7
The Deaf Apostolate provides pastoral care, sacramental preparation, religious education, and a regular schedule of Masses in American Sign Language with the Catholic community who are deaf or hard of hearing. Fostering faith formation and providing full access into the life of the church are the primary goals of the Apostolate. The Apostolate is supported in part by the Annual Catholic Charities Appeal, foundations and donations. The Deaf Apostolate is in touch with over 900 families with Deaf members.
Come join our Catholic Deaf Community. Join us for our weekly Masses in ASL and the other activities that renew and enliven our Catholic faith! Click here for the St.Matthew Mass Schedule 2017 -18. For all the other Mass sites click here.
Fridays with Father
Now, we begin our reflection on Baptism from a Scriptural perspective. When was it instituted? What did the early Church think? Watch this first video and find out!
Mass at St. John Chrysostom – October 29, 2017
Deaf Adult Retreat
Join us on November 12th at the Shrine of Katherine Drexel. Deaf Adult Retreat flyer click here.
Rev. Christopher Klusman was born Deaf in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has Deaf relatives on both sides of his family. Before being ordained a priest Father Chris worked as a Sign Communication Specialist for the Department of Public Instruction in Wisconsin for its Wisconsin Educational Services Program – Deaf/Hard of Hearing Outreach. Father Christopher found his calling to be one of the few Deaf priests in the country and has a Masters of Divinity from the Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, being ordained on May 2011 for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in Southeastern Wisconsin. Save the date and plan to attend!
FRIDAYS WITH FATHER
Did you miss one of the Vlogs in the Series the Creed? No worries, you can see all 15 Vlogs. Start from the beginning or go to the one you missed. Looking ahead to the Fall there will be a new series on the Sacraments. Disciples of Christ are life-long learners!! Click here for the Creed Series.
Masses in American Sign Language Schedule
Thirteen Parishes have a regular schedule of Masses Interpreted in American Sign Language. Deaf Community Masses are scheduled once a month in Philadelphia, Delaware County and Montgomery County.