Fr. Shawn Carey, Director of the Boston Deaf Apostolate, signed in a wedding ceremony of a Deaf couple, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Minch.
We thank you for your support!

Brunch & Show          

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Video of the Students' Show Coming Soon!

Holy Week and Easter ASL Masses

posted Apr 7, 2014, 7:21 AM by Jenna Kish   [ updated Apr 7, 2014, 7:22 AM ]

Sacred Heart Parish 

1321 Centre Street, Newton MA

                Palm Sunday, April 13th
                        11:00am Mass in ASL with English interpretation.

                Holy Thursday, April 17th
                        7:30pm in English with ASL interpretation.

                Good Friday, April 18th
                        7:30pm in ASL with English interpretation.

                Easter Vigil, Saturday April 19th
                        8:30pm Mass in English with ASL interpretation.

                Easter Sunday, April 20th
                        11:00am Mass in ASL with English interpretation.

New England Homes for the Deaf
154 Water Street, Danvers MA

                             Easter Sunday, April 20th
                                            1:30pm Mass in ASL

St. Martha's Parish, 
227 South Street, Plainville MA

                        Easter Sunday, April 20th
                                    8:00am Mass in ASL with English interpretation. 

"Everyone Is Called To Be A Saint"

posted Feb 18, 2014, 8:58 AM by Jenna Kish   [ updated Apr 2, 2014, 12:01 PM by Boston Deaf Apostolate ]

"Everyone Is Called To Be A Saint"
A Lenten retreat with Fr. Mike Depcik OSFS
March 28th-30th 2014
Cathedral Camp, East Freetown MA


Super Bowl "Deaf" Commerical - Trust Your Power!

posted Jan 29, 2014, 11:54 AM by Jenna Kish   [ updated Jan 31, 2014, 3:41 PM by Fr. Shawn Carey ]

(Read Skip Flanagan's comments below)

Deaf athletes inspired by Super Bowl athlete Updated: Thursday, January 30 2014, 07:18 PM EST Rochester, N.Y. -- 

When they told him it couldn't be done, Derrick Coleman says he didn't listen. After all, the N-F-L defensive player has been deaf singe age three. Now he's in the Super Bowl and inspiring local athletes with his abilities on the field and in real life. "You can keep a positive attitude and not let your deafness get in the way," said Scott Farrell. Six days a week you'll find Farrell under water- in the pool at R.I.T. It's taught him a lot about life. "Deaf athletes can be competitive at that level if they're on a level playing field. You face challenges in the beginning," said Farrell. "You have to build confidence in yourself." This college senior finds he has much in common with the Seattle Seahawks player whose life story he did not know until this week. He learned more in an on line video called "Trust the Power Within" made by Duracell and featuring Coleman's story. 

"I was picked on and picked last. Coaches didn't know how to talk to me," says Coleman in the video as images of a child with hearing aids flash on the screen. A different sport, yet similar story for Skip Flannigan. "I try to make the best of a situation but I have been overlooked at times and hurt," said Flannigan. He is a baseball player. 'I'm doing what Derrick Coleman did, just keep my head up and work hard," he says. There are 20 deaf and hard of hearing athletes on sports teams at N.T.I.D/ R.I.T. Some use interpreters; others use visual cues such as flashing lights in order to play alongside their hearing team mates. The very real lives of these deaf athletes played out in the pools and on the fields and courts are now, thanks to Seahawks #40, reaching a national audience on a Super Bowl-sized stage. Those who share Coleman's story, also share his triumph. "It gives me goose bumps to see that," Flanagan says of the Duracell video. "I feel proud we have someone in the deaf community like that."

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Special Event Coming Soon Near You!

posted Dec 10, 2013, 7:32 AM by Boston Deaf Apostolate   [ updated Jan 31, 2014, 2:40 PM ]

 A Day with St. Francis de Sales!
                                            January 19, 2014 at 1:30pm
                                        Mary, Mother of Hope Church
                                                840 Page Boulevard
                                               Springfield, MA 01104

The Deaf Community of the Diocese of Springfield invites you to join them to celebrate the Patron Saint of the Deaf, St. Francis de Sales.

Bishop McDonnell will be celebrating the Mass. A Buffet Dinner will follow!

If you and your family/friends are able to attend, please RSVP with a number of your party to Fr. Matt Alcombright no later than January 10, 2014. He can reached at VP 413-241-3193 or e-mail at Click below to see the flyer: 

Celebrating the Rites of Christian Initiation for Barbara Lyons, 90 years old!

posted Dec 2, 2013, 12:39 PM by Boston Deaf Apostolate   [ updated Dec 2, 2013, 12:45 PM ]

May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

posted Nov 18, 2013, 4:51 PM by Boston Deaf Apostolate

George J. Porter, Jr.

George J. Porter, Jr.

George J. Porter, Jr.

At 93 years, Nov. 13th in Revere, following a brief illness. Beloved husband of 59 years to M. Mildred (Surette). Devoted father of George J. Porter, III of Revere & the late Mary McCummings. Cherished grandfather of Catherine A. Porter of Stoneham, Christopher M. Porter & his fiance Beth Caron & Cory J. Porter, R.N. all of Wakefield. Dear son of the late Revere Fire Cpt. George J. Porter & Rose (Holian) & brother of the late Eleanor Maniscalchi, Louise Melchionno & Margaret Fiore. Also lovingly survived by several nieces and nephews. Family & friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway, (Rt 107), REVERE, on Tues., Nov. 19 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (cor. of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere at 10:30 a.m. Visiting hours Mon. only 5-8 p.m. Parking available left of the funeral home. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Long time member of the Boston & Quincy Deaf Club. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the New England Homes for the Deaf, 154 Water St., Danvers, MA 01923.

Closing Mass for the Year of Faith

posted Nov 13, 2013, 12:42 PM by Jenna Kish

Closing Mass for the Year of Faith with Cardinal Sean O'Malley

Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 11:30am

Feast of Christ the King

Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston

All are invited to attend this celebration of Holy Mass on the Feast of Christ the King to close the Year of Faith in the Archdiocese of Boston.  

This Mass will be interpreted.

Questions about interpreting services? Contact the Deaf Apostolate Office at
Questions regarding the event? Contact Joan Lamar

Tribunal Workshop

posted Nov 8, 2013, 8:39 AM by Jenna Kish

God Of This City Tour 2013

posted Nov 5, 2013, 9:50 AM by Jenna Kish

The God of This City Tour is a collaborative effort between the Office for the New Evangelization of Youth and Young Adults (ONE) in the Archdiocese of Boston and LIFT Ministries.  Each night will feature a time of praise & worship, followed by a speaker, and Eucharistic Adoration. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available throughout each night.  
The tour is FREE to attend and open to ALL AGES


Every night will be interpreted, please join us!

All Saints' Day & All Souls' Day Masses

posted Oct 30, 2013, 10:08 AM by Boston Deaf Apostolate

Friday, November 1, 2013
6:30pm Bereavement Mass
(ASL Interpreted & English voice-interpretation)
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
856 Washington Street
Braintree MA 02184
Click below for parish website:
7:30pm All Saints Mass
(ASL Interpreted)
Sacred Heart Parish
1321 Centre Street
Newton MA 02459
Click below for parish website:
                                                                                                      Sacred Heart Newton

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