DEAF MINISTRY

The Office of Ministry With the Deaf services deaf persons and their families in the Diocese of Springfield (all of western Massachusetts). Because of language/communication considerations, and the fact that there is a specific Deaf Culture, the services provided span the range from birth to death.

Some of the services the office provides are:

• religious education for children and adults;
• sacramental preparation (including marriage preparation and RCIA);
• signed/interpreted Masses 
• Social Events 
• interpreters for religious events; 
• visitation to homes, nursing homes, hospitals, and prisons; 
• pastoral presence to families during times of crisis; 
• outreach to individuals or families with special needs; 
• training for volunteers and teachers; 
• workshops for interpreters learning religious Sign Language; 
• maintenance of a small library and resource center for the Deaf, teachers, parents, and interpreters; 
• referral to other individuals, agencies, and offices that also serve the Deaf and their families..

MINISTRY WITH THE DEAF
DIOCESE OF SPRINGFIELD

840 Page Boulevard
Springfield, MA. 01104
VP: 413-241-3193; TTY: 413-391-7340; Voice: 413-739-0456 ext. 7
E-mail: cathdeafmin@diospringfield.org 
Director: Fr. Matt Alcombright

Please Contact the Office for more information...