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Deaf Apostolate

Provides consultation and deaf/hard of hearing awareness and information education.

The Deaf Apostolate staff provide deaf/hard of hearing awareness and information education and serve as consultants for Deaf/hard of hearing persons in parishes and schools. This office coordinates, implements, and evaluates services and programs for Deaf, hard of hearing, and Deaf/blind persons. Staff members recruit and train individuals to serve the religious needs of the Deaf, hard of hearing, and Deaf/blind people within the archdiocese.

The Deaf Apostolate assists parishes to identify needs and plan to achieve accessibility goals. Members of the Office of the Deaf Apostolate work closely with the Wisconsin School for the Deaf, the Deaf/Blind Center and the International Catholic Deaf Association.

Hand in Hand Newsletter

A quaterly publication by the The Deaf Apostolate.

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Signed or Interpreted Masses for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Listing of parishes in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee that offer signed or interpreted Masses for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

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  When is a sign language interpreter provided in church?

An interpreter is provided upon request.

The Deaf Apostolate Office will work with individual parishes to establish services to meet the communication needs of the members.

  Are there religious education programs that specifically serve the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population?

Yes. St. Andrew Parish, in Delavan, teaches kindergarteners through seniors in high school. St. Matthias Parish, in Milwaukee, teaches child and adult religious education. An interpreter can also be scheduled for any religious education program.

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408