War in Ukraine
The video to the left is a good explanation
of the situation surrounding the war in Ukraine.
Please take the time to watch this video, as it will fill you in on the issues
of the war and the history of this conflict.
A tour of St. Patrick's church both in sign language and voice over.
Deaf Awareness Week
This week is deaf awareness week. Please be kind to everyone, if you realize someone is deaf, please do not begin to shout at them, they cannot hear you and shouting distorts your mouth patterns, which deaf people use to lip read. Please always try to be "Deaf Aware".
St Joseph the Worker
This Year has been deemed by the Holy Father Pope Francis as a special year of St Joseph. St Joseph is our Patron Saint, and so we ask his prayers for all our deaf community and their families.
St Joseph Pray for Us.
From now on.....
Signed MASSES WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
As from Sunday 19th April 2020, the Sunday 11:30am Mass in sign language will be live streamed every week, and this will be permanent.
The camera's are good and it is easy to see the signing.
This also means any Funeral services we have here will also be available via the internet.
You need to go onto our parish web site and open LIVE STREAMING at the top of the page. If you cannot get to mass for any reason, then you will be at least able to join in spiritually at home.
go to stpatricksliveseyst.com.
Please tell your friends.
THIS TRIP IS NOW CANCELLED.
Sadly we announce the sudden death of Patrick Badlands, he died in Halifax on 10th March. Due to the coronavirus Patrick' funeral was very small, with only 8 people allowed to attend. Of course Fr Jim celebrated the service and there were representatives of the Deaf community present. Once the lock down is over, we will have a funeral service for Patrick, where we can celebrate his life in a proper manner.
The Catholic Deaf Association web site (CDA)
There is a new look to the CDA web site. If you have not looked in on it for a while, it is worth having a peek. The readings for every Sunday are there on the video button, and there are lots of other things beginning to happen, please take the time to go and have a look.
Funeral of Jerry Hanifin
Wednesday 10th April at the beautiful church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Mickleover in Derby. What a wonderful tribute was given to Jerry at his Requiem Mass. The church was packed with over 300 people who gathered to give thanks to God for this man's wonderful life and his amazing work with the deaf over so many years, as well as to give support to Jerry's loving family.The weather was beautiful, the church a picture, and the tributes were simply wonderful. The requiem was led by three priests and a deacon, as well as tributes from his daughters, friends and colleagues. As a priest who has seen many hundreds of funerals over the years, I can say that Jerry's was one of the most memorable and special funerals I have ever attended.I would like to extend a huge thanks to Canon Ka Fi Lee, the Parish Priest who was so accomodating to all who attended Jerry's Funeral. ...........Fr Jim
International Deaf Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2018
Organised by the CDA
Below is our group Photograph, taken while in Lourdes last week. as you can see, we were blessed with good weather (well, for most of the week!)
I am sure I speak for all who went when I say we had a wonderful time, and would like to thank all those involved in the planning of this wonderful pilgrimage. - Fr Jim
Twice a year Bishop John joins the Deaf from around the Diocese to celebrate Mass for them in sign language. He learned to sign many years ago when he used to sign Mass regularly for the Deaf in the Westminster Diocese.
Christmas masses as follows