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ASL and Special Needs Ministries - January 2023

 


There are Special Needs Masses scheduled for Jan. 22 and Feb. 12, starting at 2 p.m., in the St. Francis Retreat Center Chapel, 703 E. Main St. in DeWitt. Light refreshments to follow in the dining room. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Jan. 15 to Cathy Blatnik, program director of All Faith Ministry for disABILITIES/coordinator of the Special Needs Ministry, at blatsie63@yahoo.com or 517.381.1410. All are welcome!


First, second and third Sundays of the month, Masses are ASL-interpreted at 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 530 Elizabeth St., Ann Arbor. No RSVP required.


The ASL-interpreted Masses at St. Gerard Parish, 4437 W. Willow Hwy. in Lansing, are at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 7 and 21 and Feb. 4 and 18. No RSVP is required. If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Blatnik, coordinator of the Special Needs Ministry, at blatsie63@yahoo.com.


Every Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Mass is ASL-interpreted at Holy Redeemer Church, 1227 E. Bristol Rd., Burton. No RSVP is required. Spiritual sign language is also available. For more information, please contact Renae Thomas at VP-810.515.8586 or Spiritualsign7@gmail.com.


St. Jude Church in DeWitt makes Interpreted Mass available upon request. Please call Denise at 517-881-9641 by Friday morning if you would like interpreting for the Saturday Mass.


There are Deaf Masses scheduled for Jan. 15 and Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. in the St. Mary Cathedral Crypt, 219 Seymour Ave. in Lansing. No RSVP is required. Father Mark Martin will be the celebrant. If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Blatnik, coordinator of the Special Needs Ministry, at 517.381.1410 or blatsie63@yahoo.com.


For those who are blind/low vision, we have FREE monthly Mass Propers in Braille from the Xavier Society for the Blind. Please contact Cathy Blatnik, coordinator of the Special Needs Ministry, at blatsie63@yahoo.com or 517.381.1410 to find out how to receive a copy. The Xavier Society for the Blind has many resources FREE of charge. To find out more, please reach out to them directly through their website at xaviersocietyfortheblind.org; call 1.800.637.9193 or 212.473.7800 or email info@xaviersocietyfortheblind.org.