Sign Language Classes
Starting January 9, 2020 at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Fort Worth — This 11 week course (7:00 to 8:30 p.m.) will give students an interactive experience in sign language including small group and hands on activities. Students will learn basic vocabulary, rules of grammar and cultural aspects of the deaf community and the history of American Sign Language. Please register by December 11, 2019 to be part of this class.
Religious Education Classes
We offer religious education classes for deaf children and adults. Classes for children are offered at a variety of parishes in a mainstreamed setting. We work closely with both the Director of Religious Education and the classroom teacher to educate hearing persons to the special gifts and needs of the mainstreamed deaf student.
Self-contained classes for deaf students are offered on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:00 PM at the Formation Center, St. John the Apostle Church in North Richland Hills. Classes are taught by deaf adults or hearing adults familiar with ASL and Deaf Culture. Hearing and deaf adults and children conclude the evening by meeting as a single community, serving as a support group for one another.
For Hearing Children of Deaf Adults
Hearing children of deaf adults may enroll in Religious Education Classes at their home parish or at the deaf community parish. Parents are provided an interpreter as needed so they may participate in their child’s religious education experience.
Please contact the Deaf Ministry Coordinator if you are interested in RCIA, RCIC, Sacramental Preparation Classes, Religious Education Classes, Sign Language Classes or Helpful Resources.
The Diocese of Fort Worth is dedicated to a Safe Environment. We offer extensive and mandatory training for all employees and volunteers. Please contact the Safe Environment office if you need assistance or to report an abuse or concern.
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