Southern Counties

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Catholic Deaf Activities NYC Area

Archdiocese of New York - Southern Counties
Catholic Deaf Center
An Agency of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
1011 1st Avenue (55th Street)
Room 670
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:

Other Activities:

    Engaged Encounter
            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.

     Pastoral Counseling
            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.

    Teacher Formation
            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.

    Religious Education
            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)


    Pastoral Workers
            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
            each year.