Thursday, December 19, 2019

I Am Signed Mass At Saint Michael s Church - 960 Words

On May 1, 2016, I went to the 10:00 AM Signed Mass at Saint Michael s Church. I went to this event with my aunt and grandmother. We arrived there 10 to 15 minutes before the mass actually started. Once we got there, I immediately tried to spot someone who was signing outside the church. I had no luck in doing this so I resorted in entering the building. Inside the church, I the first thing I realized was that the first 5 rows were reserved for the deaf community. Due to the fact that my grandmother is really weak and fragile, we sat in the 6th row. The next thing that I did was to try to have a conversation with one of the people in front of me. I attempted to have a conversation with a woman who looked like she was around the age of 50,†¦show more content†¦Katie was a senior who goes to Granada High School. She has long brown hair and is a pretty fast swimmer. I was kind of shocked to see her, because I didn’t know that she went to Saint Michael’s. We had a l ittle chat while we were changing, but had to stop chatting when it was time to serve. During the whole mass, I didn’t really pay attention to what the priest was saying at all. I was too busy trying to read what the translator was saying. There were only a handful amount of words that I could recognize, but the rest of the signs looked like gibberish. While she was signing, I learned a couple of words. Some of the words that I learned how to sign were; holy, lord, and pray. I was a little surprised about the last one, due to the fact that the sign was too basic. I thought the sign would be more complex, but it turns out that I was wrong. I also realized that the deaf people were really chatty during the mass. They would turn around and sign to each other every so often. One thing that I found that was really fascinating was when the choir was singing, they would sort of sing along. Not literally, but sign the lyrics. When they did this, I realized that the they way they sign ed also changed. Their signs were smoother and had a tendency to sway back and forth. Before I knew it, it was time for the candles to walk down the aisle to retrieve the gifts. While walking down, I spotted Amy there. I made eye contact with her, gave her a little smile, and then

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