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Catholic Deaf Activities NYC Area

Diocese of Rockville Centre, Long Island
Pastoral Ministry with the Deaf
Office of Faith Formation
PO Box 9023
Rockville Centre, New York 11571-9023

Director:
    516 678-1624 (tty)
    516 536-3473 (fax)
    516 678-5800 ext 205 (v)
   
Chaplains for the Deaf
    Rev. Thomas Costa
    St. Patrick's Church
    235 Glen Street
    Glen Cove, NY 11542
    516 676-0276 (v)

    Rev. Joseph Mirro
    Immaculate Conception Church
    580 Main Road
    P.O. Box 1227
    Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
    631 288-1423 (v)

    Rev. Martin Hall
    St. Bernard Church
    31 Salem Lane
    Levittown, NY 11756
    516 731-4220 (v)

   
Activities:

    Signed and Interpreted Masses

    Pastoral Services:
        Preparation for reception of the sacraments for Deaf adults
        Interpreting for wakes and funerals
        Visits to homes and hospitals
        Cursillo for the Deaf
        Marriage Encounter for Deaf and Hard of Hearing couples
        Religious education for Deaf children
        Pre-cana for engaged couples


Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rockville Centre
Office for Persons with Disabilities
147 Schleigel Blvd.
Amityville, New York 11701-1165

Program Administrator:
    631 789-5219 (v/tty)
    631 789-3844 (fax)

Services:
    Deaf Club meets weekly in Wantagh, NY
    Advocacy on local, state and federal levels
    Hearing Aid Bank for residents of Long Island
    Parish Advocates for the Disabled in each Long Island parish
    Housing -- Thea Bowman Residence
    Education work with Cleary School for the Deaf and Mill Neck School for the Deaf

Other services for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Persons on Long Island:

SHHH - Self Help for Hard of Hearing People - This group meets on the second Thursday of every month at the Oceanside Public Library at 7:30 pm.  Each month an excellent speaker presents a topic of interest to hearing impaired people.  Assistive listening system and real-time captioning are provided.  SHHH also operates a demonstration center of devices helpful to the hearing impaired at the Library.  Consultations at the center are by appointment only.  Call 516 763-SHHH.

Deaf Senior Citizens meet weekly on Thursdays in the Msgr Smigelski Room at St. Frances de Chantal Parish, Wantagh Avenue, Wantagh from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

St. Patrick's Young Adult Social - Social meets the third Saturday of each month in St. Patrick's Convent Basement (use ramp entrance), Huntington, from 8:00 - 10:00 pm.  For more information call   Joe Rice at 631 549-8528 (v/tty) or John Audia at 516 798-0731 (v) or Karl Frederick at 631 421-6043 (tty).

Sign Language Classes at Northport High School - Classes in the Adult Education Program begin in September.  For more information and registration, call  631 266-6650.

Hear Us Long Island is an organization of parents of deaf and hard of hearing children.  The group meets monthly at the K. of C., 1869 Wantagh Ave. Wantagh, to share information and to support one another.  For more information, please contact Laura Miller at hearuslongisland@aol.com or 516 794-5268(v).  A sign language interpreter is available on request.