Long Island

Long Island

Diocese of Rockville Centre

Pastoral Ministry with the Deaf
Office of Worship
PO Box 9023
Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9023

Chaplains with the Deaf

Rev. Msgr. Thomas C. Costa, RN
Chaplain with the Deaf
Office: 631 608-2822 (voice)
Cell: 516 313-7295 (voice and text)
FAX: 631 608-2624
Email: tcosta@drvc.org

Rev. Msgr. Joseph Mirro
Associate Chaplain with the Deaf
Office: 631 261-1077 (voice)
Email: jmirro@drvc.org

Pastoral Services, as Requested

  • Preparation for reception of the sacraments by Deaf adults
  • Interpreting for wakes and funerals
  • Visits to homes and hospitals
  • Cursillo for the Deaf
  • Marriage Encounter for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
  • Religious education for Deaf children
  • Pre-Cana for Deaf engaged couples

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rockville Centre

Office of Persons with Disabilities
90 Cherry Lane
Hicksville, NY 11801
516 733-7000 (voice)


  • Deaf Senior Citizen Club in Wantagh
  • Housing:     Thea Bowman Residence
  • Neumann Residence (Deaf Multiply Disabled)
  • Cleary School for the Deaf, Nesconset, NY