Hudson Valley

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Catholic Deaf Activities NYC Area

Hudson Valley Catholic Deaf Center

An Agency of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
218 Church Street
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601-4105

845 452-3338 (tty)

845 236-3336 (fax)

845 345-8396 (video phone)

845 452-1400 ext 4212 (v)

Emergency vp number for non-office times:
845 345-8642 (vp)
888 443-2178 (vp)

Ministers to persons who are Deaf or hearing impaired through adult Bible classes, interpreted Mass, religious education classes, counseling, sign language interpreting, and social activities


 Sister Janet Marchesani, O.P. (click here for picture.)

Sister Barbara Ann Sgro, O.P.  (click here for picture)

Interpreted Masses by County


        International Catholic Deaf Association, Chapter 99
        Hudson Valley Catholic Deaf Center Council

    Pastoral Services:
        Bible study for adults
        Religious education for Deaf children
        Pre-marriage instruction
        Visits to sick, shut-ins at home and in hospitals
        Monthly newsletter
        Library of books and video tapes
        Deaf awareness presentations

    Interpreters provided for:
        First Communion Masses
        Confirmation Ceremony
        Marriage Encounter Weekends
        Preparation for Marriage
        Engaged Encounter Weekends
        Parent classes for religious education

    Social Activities:
        Monthly social after signed Mass
        Annual picnic

Hudson Valley Catholic Deaf Center Mission Statement:
        Our mission is to support the faith life of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Persons who use sign language as their principle means of communication by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through spiritual, social, and catechetical programs in the northern counties of the Archdiocese of New York -- Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam.