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Advent Preparation: Confession

December 15th: St. Paul Catholic Church in Olathe at 7:30 PM - come early!

December 17th: St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shawnee at 7 PM

There will be an interpreter and Fr. Scott Wallisch available at both locations.

Christmas and New Year: Interpreted Masses

Olathe
December 25th: 10 AM at St. Paul Catholic Church

December 31st: 6 PM at St. Paul Catholic Church

Shawnee
December 24th: 4 PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church

January 1st: 8 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church

Topeka
December 24th: 4 PM at Most Pure Heart of Mary

December 31st: 4 PM at Most Pure Heart of Mary

 

INTERPRETED MASS SCHEDULE

Masses are not interpreted on the 2nd Sunday of the month due to Deaf Mass.

Prince of Peace, Olathe

16000 W. 143rd Street, 66062

Saturdays, 5:00 pm     (except the Saturday before the 2ndSunday of the month)

St. Paul, Olathe

21650 W. 115th Terrace, Olathe, KS. 66061

Sundays, 10:00 am


St. Joseph, Shawnee

11311 Johnson Drive, 66203

Sundays, 10:30 am

*Signed Mass once a month. See Calendar for date.

Most Pure Heart of Mary, Topeka

1750 SW Stone Ave, 66604

Sundays, 9:30 am

Holy Trinity, Paola

601 E. Chippewa Street, 66071

Sunday, 10:00 am       (1st Sunday of the month only)

 

 

Mission Statement

The mission of Deaf Ministry is to facilitate opportunities for people to encounter Jesus, be fully included in the life of the Church, and participate in programs that foster spiritual growth, leadership and family enrichment.

The Office of Deaf Ministry seeks to. . .

Assist persons deaf or hard of hearing in realizing God's presence in their lives through:

  • Signed and interpreted liturgies
  • Sacramental preparation
  • Spiritual direction
  • Annual retreats
  • Cursillo and group reunions
  • Marriage encounter
  • Arranging for interpreters for special occasions - baptisms, weddings, funerals and other events when requested.

Provide ongoing educational opportunities through:

  • Adult religious education
  • Bible study groups
  • Rite of Christian Initiation
  • Religious education for students attending the Kansas School for the Deaf
  • Assistance to teachers and/or parents of deaf students involved in parish programs

Provide support and assistance through:

  • Pastoral visitation to homes
  • Pastoral counseling
  • Support and referral services
  • Visitation to the sick, shut-ins and hospitalized
  • Ephpheta Newsletter and monthly bulletins
  • Awareness programs about deafness and other disabilities
  • Workshops on religious signs
  • Service to late-deafened adults
  • Resource center
  • Advocacy at Archdiocesan and parish levels

Retreats
Deaf Retreats are held annually during the second weekend in October. For more information contact Katie Locus  (913) 324-5378 videophone (VP).


Interpreters needed
We have requests for interpreted masses throughout the Archdiocese. If you know of someone who has some sign skills and would be interested in signing the Liturgy, please have them contact  Katie Locushis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Funding for this ministry is made possible through the Annual Appeal of the Archdiocese and organizational and private donations.

DEAF Mass Schedule

 Deaf Mass & Confessions*

*Deaf Mass does have a voice interpreter for attendees that do not know American Sign Language. 

St. Paul, Olathe – 2:00 pm

21650 W. 115th Terrace, Olathe, KS. 66061
Potluck after Mass in room 103 at St. Paul Catholic Church
 
January 12
February 9
March 8
April 5
June 14
July 12
August 9
September 13

If you would like to join the potluck social, please bring a salad or vegetable dish that serves 10 people.  A meat dish is prepared by volunteers.

Most Pure Heart of Mary, Topeka – 6:00 p.m. 

1800 SW Stone Ave, 66604

Confessions at 5:30 PM 

February 8
March 7
April 4
May 9

 

Confessions

Available on days when Deaf Mass is offered or by appointment.

 

Bible Study

Shawnee
December 12th: Fr. Scott will lead the RCIA2 Bible Study at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 7 PM in the church. The Bible study will be on Thursdays from 7 PM to 8:15 PM. Everyone's welcome!

Topeka
December 18th: Study of Eucharistic Miracles will be in the Perkins Room (#201) from 10 AM t0 11 AM in the Topeka Public Library.

Praying the Rosary

January 18th: Room 103 at 1 PM at St. Paul Catholic Church in Olathe

Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience with praying the Rosary!

 

 

 

 

 

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Deaf Ministry Calendar

 

Deaf YouCat

 

Special American Sign Language Welcome from Archbishop Joseph Naumann

 

Deaf Ministry Mission

The mission of Deaf Ministry is to facilitate opportunities for people to encounter Jesus, be fully included in the life of the Church, and participate in programs that foster spiritual growth, leadership and family enrichment.

Staff

Katie Locus

Consultant for Deaf Ministry

deafministry@archkck.org

(913) 324-5378 videophone (VP)

Fr. Scott Wallisch, Chaplain

Joan Macy, ASL Interpreter Coordinator