Catholic DeaFest March 9

The third Annual Catholic DeaFest will be held March 9 in Princeton Junction, N.J., and feature Father Shawn Carey from the Archdiocese of Boston.

One of 11 deaf priests in the United States, Father Carey celebrates Mass in American Sign Language. He will lead a Deaf Young Adults and Teens group to Rio de Janiero, Brazil, this summer for World Youth Day.

Father Carey has served as director of the Deaf Apostolate for the Archdiocese of Boston since June 5, 2012, and previously served as parochial vicar at a hearing parish that successfully integrated the Deaf Catholic Community into parish life.

Prior to his seminary studies, he worked as a mutual fund investment analyst with Putnam Investments of Boston, completed a Paralegal Certification from Northeastern University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Business Studies from Providence College, Providence, R.I.

Other presenters at Catholic Deafest will be Annmarie Buraczeski, a member of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Certified Community Emergency Response Team, and Peter Noyes, a well-known leader in the Washington, D.C., area who ran the International Catholic Deaf Association Home Office in Landover Hills, Md. until December, 2012.

Catholic DeaFest Celebration on March 9 begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. after Mass
Free admission. Light breakfast and lunch will be served. There will be voice interpreters and CART available for all. The building is fully accessible.

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