The 7th annual Catholic DeaFest will be held March 25 in Our Lady of Peace Parish, 1740 U.S. Rt. 130 North, North Brunswick, beginning at 9 a.m. The all-day event is intended for all deaf communities, individuals who minister to the deaf or those who simply want to learn more about this ministry.
The day will feature a keynote presentation by Father Raymond Fleming, a deaf priest from the Diocese of Rochester, N.Y. He said, “In this place, all are welcome, because all belong to the Body of Christ. Joining with us in Christ, we will live and find a home in Jesus.”
Doors will open at 9 a.m., followed by prayer at 9:45 a.m. Father Fleming will speak from 10 a.m. to noon and his presentation will be followed by lunch. A group activity is scheduled from 1:30 to 4 p.m., and all are encouraged to celebrate the Mass of the Annunciation of the Lord at 5:30 p.m. with Father Fleming as principal celebrant.
Exhibits of products and services for the deaf community will be present. All presentations will be in American Sign Language and voice-interpreted. The building is fully accessible. Admission and lunch are free.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kate at 856-283-3962. Include your name, address, email, choice of lunch (ham and cheese, roast beef or veggie), and whether you are deaf or hard of hearing. Registrations may be mailed to Catholic DeaFest 2017, 244 New York Ave., New Brunswick, N.J. 08901. Deadline for registration is March 12.