Easter blessings

Easter blessings from Fr Paul Fletcher SJ,
Holy Name Church in Manchester.

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to play the video.

Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, from the Archdiocese of Liverpool, writes:
On 3rd April 1984, Mgr Patrick Kelly was ordained bishop of Salford. In 1996 he was translated (moved) to Liverpool to take up the pastoral leadership of our local church. We give thanks for his 40 years of episcopal service and ministry to the Church particularly as our Archbishop and his service to the Holy Land and to the Catholic Deaf Association. Please offer a prayer for him.

Synod II

Fr Paul Daly and Peter McDonough explain about the latest
stage of Synod. Your views, opinions and feedback
are important.
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Annual Retreat at the Briery (Ilkley) 5th – 14th August 2024

With Fr Paul Fletcher SJ

If you are interested in an Ignatian retreat, a silent one-to-one retreat with Fr Paul, you can book the retreat directly with the Briery – Retreat & Conference Centre (https://www.briery.org.uk/)
When you book with them, please state clearly that you are Deaf and BSL user and need to be on retreat with Fr Paul.

Deaf Catholic Europe
meeting in Slovakia

20th June – 24th June 2024
If interested, email Silvester (silvesterofm@gmail.com)

The CDA is not organising the event

II European Pilgrimage
of Deaf People in Fatima

26th – 29th September 2024
Email Martin Artero: deafatima24spain@gmail.com

The CDA is not organising the event



Be part of the 2025 Jubilee Year
Join the ICF in Rome in April 2025

ICF – International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf Persons
If interested, click https://www.icfdeafservice.org/jubilee-2025

The CDA is not organising the event


Signed Masses in dioceses

Signed Mass with Fr Paul Fletcher SJ every Sunday at 8am live. Click on the link below:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 925 820 5588
Passcode is CDA-1971

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We hope the videos of signed Masses and all the resources you find within this website are helpful to you. We would be grateful if you could offer us a small donation to support the work of the CDA. Thank you.

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Saturday 18th May 2024: Walsingham Pilgrimage

28th September 2024: AGM at Our Lady of Lourdes Deaf Centre, 2 Summerhill Grove, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6EE

10th – 12th October 2025: Weekend conference at Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley Lane, Leeds LS6 2BX

5th April 2025: One Day NorthWest Conference at Sheraton Hotel, 54-62 Queens Promenade North Shore, Blackpool FY2 9RP


I am pleased to inform you I have been elected to be the chairperson for the Catholic Deaf Association (CDA) from 2022-2025. I’d like to take the opportunity to introduce myself and share some of my background. Since 2017, I have been an active member of the CDA and in that time I have attended pilgrimages to Walsingham and in 2018, to Lourdes. In between the pilgrimages, the CDA arranges conferences in England and Wales, and this is a good way for Deaf people to attend. I am excited to be working with the members of the council to bring in new ideas for the future of the CDA. My email address is chair@catholicdeaf.org.uk if you need to contact me. I will be happy to answer questions or queries that you may have. Joselyn Taylor

CDA Membership

You are welcome to become a member. Your membership will support the work of the CDA reaching out to Deaf people throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland (north and south).
Download membership form (Word Doc) here.
Download membership form (PDF) here.
If you are not sure you are still a member, contact secretary@catholicdeaf.org.uk.