Introducing the Religious Sign App for Families from the Deaf Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

I write this afternoon on behalf of Sister Kathleen Schipani, IHM, Director of the Archdiocesan Office for Persons with Disabilities and the Deaf Apostolate to introduce the Religious Sign App for Families, which is available in both Apple and Android Platforms. The Deaf Apostolate has produced an app that is available in both Apple and Android platforms. Additional information can be found below.


The Religious Sign App for Families

An innovative App has been produced by the Deaf Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is a fun way to learn signs for religious words and to teach young children how to pray in American Sign Language. This App can be used by Deaf and hearing as a way to encourage families to pray together in American Sign Language. It can be used in classrooms for Religious Education and in Catholic Schools. Click here to purchase in the App Store.


All of the adult models are Deaf and all the children are Deaf or Children of Deaf Adults (CODAs) from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. This is a great way to have the whole family learn to pray in ASL. The App is captioned and voiced in English and Spanish. To learn more about the App go to


The App was presented to a conference at the Vatican just a few weeks ago and has been featured in a number of news articles. A sampling of links to coverage in the press can be found below.


Please join me in offering prayerful congratulations to Sister Kathleen and all those who made this app possible.

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan

Vicar for Clergy

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