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October 16, 2012


Strengthen in the Faith: Confirmation program aims to assist members of the deaf community
in their faith preparation

Members of the Deaf Apostolate have a new tool for religious formation. The National Catholic Office for the Deaf (NCOD) has produced a video series titled Strengthen in the Faith: Confirmation. Teenagers and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing and are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation can now study through video lessons in sign language. The series will also assist those wishing to learn the signs for religious vocabulary.

The series premieres on:

Sunday, October 21, 2012
3:30 p.m.
Saint Joseph's University - Doyle Banquet Hall
City Avenue and Cardinal Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 18131

Strengthen in the Faith: Confirmation is a video series that presents religious concepts through lessons in American Sign Language, vignettes on the life of the Saints, and scripture. Each lesson also includes vocabulary in American Sign Language.

Archbishop Chaput is featured in one of the lessons. Many prominent deaf actors and actresses appear in the series as well as local actors and actresses from Philadelphia.

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Editor's Note: For more information, please contact Sister Kathleen Schipani at 215-587-3913 or email

For more information on the National Catholic Office for the Deaf visit

Jhoselyn Martinez
Communications Specialist

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