Apostolate and plan spiritual and social events throughout the year.  They meet  4 X a year after the 11:15 Mass at St. Matthew Lower Church, 3000 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19149.  The ICDA also meets using Zoom.   There is a lunch social after Mass before the meeting begins. All are welcome!

International Catholic Deaf Association, Chapter #8
Our Lady of Ransom, Philadelphia



ICDA Membership Form 2023 – Printable

ICDA 2023 Membership On-Line Form and Payment


ICDA-US Conference in Boston – July 2- 7, 2023


We are holding off on electing a new executive board until after memberships are renewed and we can build up membership and participation.
If you want to know more about ICDA or would like a member to contact you, please email Jeff at jlmjfitz5@comcast.net; Patty plhampel@comcast.net; Mike at qbmvp12@yahoo.com; Patty at psmcfadden427@gmail.com; or Kristy at kristyarneygriffin@gmail.com. Consider being part of this great organization. . Sr. Kathleen Schipani, IHM is the chapter’s moderator and spiritual advisor.


The ICDA Chapter # 8, which was chartered in 1952, follows the goals and purpose of the ICDA-US which includes:

  • To promote cultural, spiritual and social union among deaf and hard-of-hearing Catholics;
  • To promote the teachings and principles of the Catholic Church among deaf and hard of hearing people under the guidance of the bishops in union with the Holy Father, the Pope;
  • To engage in charitable work pertaining to the educational, spiritual and moral development of deaf and hard of hearing Catholics;
  • To provide accurate information to the public, concerning deaf and hard-of-hearing Catholics; and
  • To recognize all people as brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, our Savior.