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    Masses and Sacraments in American Sign Language

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    Sacramental Preperation and Religious Education

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    Pastoral Care and Faith Formation

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     The Catholic Deaf Community

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    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!

Welcome Father Sean Loomis

fr.loomisFather Sean Loomis has been assigned to serve the Deaf Apostolate and the Cathedral Parish. We welcome Father!  Many of you have already met Father Loomis at Our Lady of Ransom or at the DeSales Society Masses.  Now he will be with us each week.  Monsignor Paul Daugherty and the St. Anastasia welcome you to join them in welcoming Father Loomis:

August 14, 2016 at 10:30 AM
St. Anastasia Chapel /  Rectory Meeting Room
3309 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Year of Mercy Holy Hour

Year-of-Mercy-English-CLEARJoin the Archdiocese and the Deaf Apostolate for a Year of Mercy Holy Hour:

7:00 PM
Our Lady of Ransom
Roosevelt Blvd. and Unruh St.
Philadelphia, PA 19149

Featured Event

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Look ahead to fall and SAVE THE DATE for this Women's Conference.  Jeannine Adkins is a well known Deaf vlogger, mother and Catholic Pastoral Worker.  Don't miss her visit to Philadelphia for this great event for women!     Click here to view the details about the Deaf Track.  To register and read more details go to www.CatholicWomensConference.org. Register now to be sure to save your seat!!


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.

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