1011 1st Avenue (55th Street)
New York, New York 10022
212 758-3045 (tty)
212 317-8719 (fax)
212 371-1011 ext 2011 (v)
Provides interpreter and advocacy services for Deaf persons using sign language as the principle means of communication through the use of various Catholic Charities agencies and other agencies
Director: Msgr. Patrick McCahill
Interpreter Advocate: Position Open
Signed and Interpreted Masses by County:
weekends are available to Deaf couples preparing for marriage through
the services of trained interpreters.
Cursillo for Deaf Persons
offers a special retreat experience for Deaf persons. Later Deaf
Cursillistas meet regularly to enhance their spiritual growth and
to plan common apostolic activities.
is offered to Deaf persons at times of religious and psychological need.
Instructions in the Catholic Faith
are offered in sign language to couples preparing for marriage,
to parents at the baptism of their children, and to adults, teenagers
and children who wish to receive the sacraments.
provides weekly guidance and assistance to Deaf and hearing
volunteers in planning religious instructions; it involves regular
meetings, goal setting, implementation and evaluation of
programs, demonstration of print and non-print instructional
material, sharing skills and experiences, cooperation on
projects and preparation for liturgies in sign language.
is offered at
PS 47 School for the Deaf (Manhattan)
Wednesday 1:30 - 2:30
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (White Plains)
Fourth Sunday of each month after 2:00 pm Mass
St. Joseph's School for the Deaf (Bronx)
Friday 11:30 - 12:30
For more information, please contact:
Sr. Dolores Galantich
St. Elizabeth's Church
211 East 83 Street
New York, New York 10028
212 988-1903 (tty)
212 988-8563 (voice)
646 755-3086 (vp)
of New York State have prepared Ephpheta Be Opened,
An Interim Report on Pastoral Ministry with Deaf People
in New York State. It offers a good summary of pastoral work
with Catholic Deaf persons and is available on request.
Pastoral workers in the metropolitan area meet from time to time
for mutual support and to plan common activities.
Pastoral workers throughout New York State meet twice