Deaf Ministry Services

As the Catholic Deaf are increasingly identified and empowered by the “opening doors” of changing attitudes and federal civil rights legislation, the Archdiocesan Pastoral Ministry with the Deaf continues to grow in its spectrum of services offered to those who experience communication barriers to their spiritual and personal growth.

Services include:

  • Signed and Interpreted Sunday Masses
  • Complete Sacramental Access
    • Religious Education for Deaf Children, Weddings, Pre-Cana, Baptisms, Individual and Couples Pastoral Counseling, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Signed wakes and funeral liturgies
  • Pastoral visitation to isolated Deaf Seniors and hospital stays
  • Religious Interpreter Trainings
  • ASL Interpreter Referrals (Download PDF)
  • In-Service Deaf Awareness Trainings
  • Liaison with parish leadership and clergy
  • Personal instruction for Pre-Cana couples
  • Quarterly newsletter: Ephatha (Be Open) In Progress
  • Referrals to Catholic Charities programs, Immigration, legal, home-care, addiction recovery, governmental services and employment
  • Referrals to Social Work Case Management
  • Advice on A.D.A. requirements/compliance
  • Socialization Opportunities
  • Advocacy for the legal, spiritual and human rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals

Signed & Interpreted Mass Schedule

Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart

89 Ridge Street
Newark, NJ

Signed ASL Mass & Social
Every 4th Sunday at 12:00 PM
With Social after Mass
Interpreted Mass
Every 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sunday at 12:00 PM

St. Luke’s

340 N. Franklin Tnpk.
Hohokus, NJ

Interpreted Mass
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM

St. John the Apostle

1805 Penbrook Terrece
Linden, NJ

Interpreted Mass
Every 1st Sunday  9:00 AM

Our Lady of Fatima

403 Spring Street
Elizabeth, NJ

Interpreted Mass
Every 2nd & 4th Sunday  10:15 AM
With Social after Mass

St. Paul the Apostle

14 Greenville Avenue
Jersey City, NJ

Interpreted Mass
Every 1st & 2nd Sunday 12:00 PM