Students Celebrate Inaugural Sign Language Mass

On Wednesday, Saint Joseph Academy celebrated its first ever sign language mass. The Academy is the first school to invite Father Joseph D. McNulty of St. Augustine and Diocesan Deaf Apostolate, and interpreters to attend a signed mass. 
Members of the deaf community were invited to attend this special mass, which was performed entirely in American Sign Language. The Academy Chorale signed as they sang. CarrieAnne Pataky '20 signed part of the mass; adults from the St. Augustine community signed as well. Sr. Corita Ambro, CSJ '53 attended mass and signed along with the sign language interpreter. Fr. McNulty reminded the students that it was the Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph who brought education of the deaf to the United States from France in 1836.