Ministry to Catholics who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Ministry to Catholics who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Resources in our parishes and online

The Diocese of Harrisburg recognizes the necessity of communication access for Catholics who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Parishes are encouraged, where possible, to make available assistive listening devices in their parish buildings. They are also asked to keep these devices in good working order and to notify parishioners on a regular basis (through signage or in the parish bulletin) that such systems are available for use by parishioners with hearing loss.

The Diocese of Harrisburg is also committed to providing communication access to persons who are Deaf and who use sign language.

Regularly interpreted Masses

The following parishes provide regularly interpreted Masses.

St. Joseph Church, Mechanicsburg
Every Sunday, 9:45 A.M. (Mass is signed by Fr. Rozman)
Confessions by appointment

Divine Redeemer, Mt. Carmel
Second Sunday, 10:30 A.M

St. John Neumann, Lancaster
2nd and 4th Sundays, 9:00 A.M.

Other parishes providing interpreted Masses as available/needed are:
Northern/Northumberland Deaneries
Contact Cindi Brown at

St. Bernard, New Bloomfield
Contact Judy Rich at or

St. Joseph, Dallastown
Contact Kelly Boose at

Other Resources

Fr. Mike Depcik, a deaf priest, signs weekly homilies for viewers on his website which it also contains other information relevant to deaf Catholics:
Fr. MD’s Kitchen Table

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