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Fr. Mike Depcik, OSFS from the Archdiocese of Detroit, con-celebrated Mass with Bishop Rhoades. He is one of only ten deaf priests in the world. He serves in the Archdiocese of Detroit and celebrates Mass at the St. John's Deaf Center and at Our Lady of Loretto Church. An interpreter for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing signed the Mass, the Keynote Speech and Fr. Mike's morning and afternoon workshops.
Fr. Mike Depcik, OSFS celebrated Mass at the Archbishop Noll Center in Fort Wayne. People from across the diocese gathered to pray together and to enjoy a light meal and fellowship. Fr. Mike offered the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
St. Vincent de Paul Spiritual Center in Fort Wayne was the location for this special event. One of the participants shared "we have learned a lot this day about our Catholic faith -more than we have in our lifetime. We have so much as deaf people to learn about our beautiful Catholic faith." Fr. Mike was the featured speaker and presented "The Best Ways to Become a Saint" which included the following recommendations:
Pray a lot
Go to Mass regularly
Go to Confession regularly
Serve other people
Read Bible regularly
Ask Saints to help you and pray for you
Frederick of Utrecht, engraving from ca. 1630 byFrederik Bloemaert.
'After the death of Ricfried in 815/816, Frederick was chosen as Bishop of Utrecht. He was known for his piety and erudition.Shortly after his death, Frederick was canonized. His feast day is 18 July and he is the patron saint of the deaf. He was buried in St. Salvator's Church in Utrecht.
To read the entire story click here http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=349
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