Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library Lecture Series

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Holy and Venerable Hands: Sign Language and the Eucharistic Prayer

Date & Time:

Monday, October 19, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall

Pope Paul VI granted priests permission to use sign language when celebrating Mass with the deaf. But in the 50 years since, no Church document tells priests how to solve the challenges of attempting this. Rev. Dr. Tom Margevičius’ lively presentation summarizes his doctoral investigation of these issues.

Fr. Margevičius is an instructor of liturgical theology and homiletics at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, as well as pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Minneapolis, home to the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis' Deaf Ministry. 

  • Free and open to the public. 
  • ASL Interpreter provided.
  • Parking is available in the Anderson Parking Facility (corner of Cretin and Grand).
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