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!
Chance of a Lifetime
Here's a beautiful letter sent to me from a parishioner at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, commenting on her experience as a hearing woman when the Deaf came for Mass on the 5th Sunday Takeover in April. Check this out!
FRIDAYS WITH FATHER
This week, as we continue through the Easter season, we go deeper into our understanding of the Church. Check out this 15th installment of the Creed!
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.