The Starter Pack features the 2-DVD set and includes seven video presentations (20-30 minutes each) --plus the video glossary of Catholic signs, as well as a copy of the Participant's Guide. The videos are presented in American Sign Language with voiceover, graphics, and closed captioning.
There are roughly 5.4 million deaf or hard-of-hearing Catholics in the United States. With English as their second language, many of these Catholics are left searching for scarce resources, often not finding what they need. This program is a wonderful resource to help these Catholics learn more about their faith in a way that has never been done before.
Hands of Grace: The Catholic Sacraments in American Sign Language is an innovative program that features video presentations by Father Séan Loomis teaching in ASL, as well as a workbook that is specifically designed with a visual emphasis to provide a better, dynamic learning experience for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Through 7-sessions, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the sacraments and the Catholic Faith as they:
Learn the story behind the sacraments.
Discover the Church’s teachings about the sacraments.
Live out the abundant grace given to us in the sacraments.