Religious American Sign Language Week

July 7 - 12, 2024

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This program is intended for Priests, deacons and seminarians who work with the Deaf Community - Working interpreters who have been certified (or qualified in their state) -  Deaf ASL Lectors (members of the Deaf community who are now doing the readings for Sunday liturgies)

Participants will learn from very qualified instructors: Msgr. Glenn Nelson, Deacon Patrick Graybill and Sue Gudenkauf.

The entire event will take place at the Bishop Lane Retreat Center in Rockford, Illinois.  RASL Week includes accommodations, meals and program costs (travel is participants' responsibility)  Please click on the brochure link and register as soon as possible.

If you are flying in for RASL Week, Please book your flights to and from O'Hare airport (Do not use Midway if possible since the bus schedule is very limited).  A Van Galder Bus (see above bus schedule) runs regularly to and from O'Hare to Rockford.  We will be arranging for your pick up and departure from the Van Galder Rockford Bus Terminal location if needed.  

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Click here for information about the Multimodal Facility

In accordance with national practice, all Priests & Deacons attending must provide a "Clergy in Good Standing Letter" from their diocese in order to celebrate or assist at Mass.


Bishop Lane Retreat Center

7708 East McGregor Road
Rockford, IL 61102


(815) 965-5011
FAX: (815) 965-5811


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