CDA AGM at St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham (2pm) on Saturday 24th October 2020 has been POSTPONED. The Chair, Maria Booker, writes:
'I am writing to inform you that regrettably due to ongoing issues with the Covid-19 Pandemic, it has been decided that for the safety of our members the CDA's AGM which is due to take place in Birmingham will be postponed. Members of the council will make arrangements for a new date to take place sometime next year when it is safe to do so. Once a date and venue has been confirmed, we will let you know. In the meantime, keep well and stay safe.'
CDA NW one day Blackpool Conference: Saturday 17th April 2021
CDA Conference (Golden Jubilee), The Merton Hotel, Jersey: 15th-17th October 2021
Catholic Deaf Association Conference 2021
The next CDA Conference
The Conference also marks the Golden Jubilee of the Catholic Deaf Association and will take place at the Merton Hotel in Jersey – click here for more details.
Full details of the Conference will be available nearer the time. It will be a great opportunity for all members and their friends to come together for some input, liturgical celebration and to socialise. There will be opportunities to explore the island whilst staying at a family hotel.
The family friendly hotel is fully accessible and welcoming,
and we look forward to spending this quality time together.
As the Conference is two years away, members have plenty
of time to save up for the Conference costs as well
as the travel expenses.
We no longer publish Outreach magazine but if you wish to receive a copy of CDA newsletter (posted in December) please fill in the form (see below - purple box) and post to the Secretary or email him your preference: receive newsletters by post (£3) or email (free).
The Mission of the Catholic Deaf Association is to bring 'Good News' in sign language to Deaf people and enable them to pass it on to others. Therefore, the CDA encourages Deaf people to share in the Mass and the Sacraments and to participate and share fully in the life and mission of Church and society.
We recognise the rights and needs of Deaf People. We believe and acknowledge that Deaf People are a cultural and linguistic (BSL users) minority group.
We are committed to providing for the spiritual and pastoral needs of Deaf People, particularly those who are profoundly Deaf, including adults, and children and their families. We recognise the various ‘Faith communities’ and they are welcome to share with us. We recognise also the temporal challenges which more forcefully impact on Deaf people and have widened our brief to embrace the social welfare concerns of our community.