Catholic Deaf: Deaf Education & Fundamentals- 0.3 CEUs


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Product Description

Roman Catholicism! A magnificent faith steeped with centuries of spirituality, humanity, tradition and history. So where does one begin to teach, to interpret, to propagate and to learn all that comprises the Roman Catholic Church of today?. How does one convey the grandness of being a child of God and the love experienced when belonging to a family of faith? How does one dispel common myths, concede one’s human nature, and welcome, educate, and encourage others on a journey of love, hope, and


This webcast is a journey, in and of itself, to begin the exploration of the Catholic faith giving special consideration to the Deaf community. Methods will be introduced to explain fundamentals of Church teachings, history, and tradition. This webcast will also provide avenues for exploring and experiencing the sanctity, the reverence, and the holiness of various aspects of the Catholic faith and spirituality. In addition, this webcast will take a close look at current signs and consider new sign variations for today’s Catholic setting. Whether a person involved in a form of Deaf Ministry, a Deaf Catholic, a Deaf person curious about the Catholic faith or a person seeking to expand one’s spiritual horizons, this webcast may provide unique insight and understanding of the many facets of the Roman Catholic Church.


  1. Participants will be able to identify at least ten teachings of Catholicism.
  2. Participants will be able to produce in American sign language the seven Sacraments found in Catholicism.
  3. Participants will be able to describe how to appropriately incorporate Deaf and their culture into the Catholic Mass.

Additional information


0.3 Professional Studies

The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. The Professional Studies program is offered at the 'Some' Content Knowledge Level.



Refund Policy

We will have recorded version of every webcast available. If for some reason you cannot attend the webcast at the scheduled time, you may watch the recorded version later. Because of this, we cannot offer refunds. If a webcast is cancelled, you will be given credit to view another webcast, either live or archived.

Target Audience

Working sign language interpreters

Presenter Information

Jeff Rivers
Jeff has been a lifelong resident of Louisiana. He has worked in the field of deafness for the past 27 years. The first 17 years were as case manager, instructor and workshop facilitator for the Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center and the remaining years as a contract interpreter and webcast presenter.

Jeff is also a “cradle Catholic”. Jeff attended Catholic school and has been active in the Church throughout his adult life. Jeff has been a team member for the local Cathedral’s adult religious education program for nearly two decades, has interpreted in the Catholic setting for the past 26 years and has been a co-facilitator for Deaf retreats within the Diocese of Shreveport.

Jeff currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and works as a RN Clinician with the Louisiana State University Health System. He also teaches American Sign Language in his local community college. He continues to remain active in both the Catholic Church and the Deaf Community.