The mission of Newark’s Catholic Deaf Ministry with the Deaf is to work for the full, active and meaningful participation in the life of the Church for persons who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, affirming their Baptismal vocation; to combat their sense of isolation within the Church; to create awareness in parishes of the harm to the Body of Christ caused by this disconnection and collaborate on strategies of support and affirmation. "As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. For in one Spirit are all baptized into one body" (1 Cor. 12:12-13a). As the Pontifical Healthcare Council declared in its November 2009 recommendations, "Each large city should have a church/parish where the liturgy allows the active participation of people with hearing problems... and (the Church should) promote due respect for the dignity and rights of Deaf people, favoring their full social integration."
Office for Ministry with the Deaf
22 Mulberry St
Newark, NJ 07102
Video Phone: 973-552-2210