Historic First for Deaf Catholics: ASL Mass at Notre Dame


Today’s Catholic News of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend brings us this exciting story of an event I was proud to be part of last week:

NOTRE DAME — Nov. 9, 2016, is a day Kevin Haggenjos will never forget. Thrilled to be part of the first Mass to be celebrated by a deaf priest in American Sign Language at Notre Dame, Haggenjos said, “I was born and raised in South Bend. As a deaf Catholic, I have dreamt all my life that there would be a Mass in ASL here. Today, my dream came true.”

Sponsored by the McGrath Institute for Church Life’s Office of Human Dignity and Life Initiatives, the Mass at Geddes Hall on the University of Notre Dame campus was part of a larger event featuring a lecture on deaf Catholic history.

For the rest of the story (written by Notre Dame Ph.D. candidate Audrey Seah) CLICK HERE

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