Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Catholic Pastoral Ministry

Catholic Pastoral Ministry is a program of Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County where compassionate staff who are skilled in American Sign Language (ASL) offer spiritual, social and supportive services to the deaf and hearing impaired which include:

  • Interpret Parish Masses/Religious Services
  • Monthly Interpreted Mass for Deaf
  • Provide religious Education for Children and Religious Education
    for Adult Converts at parishes
  • Offer Bible Study/Faith Sharing and other religious gatherings
  • Provide lay ministry training for Deaf Lectors/Readers and
    Eucharistic ministers
  • Pastoral Visits to Deaf who are Home-bound, Sick, Hospitalized
    or Imprisoned
  • Newsletter for Deaf
  • Promote community Deaf awareness
  • Provide referral to community services as needed

Social Activities/Events

  • Monthly Socials after Signed Mass
  • Monthly Pot Luck Lunch and Games
  • Annual Picnic and other Special Events

These services are also available in Orange, Ulster, Putnam and Sullivan Counties. For more information contact 845-452-1400 or email