Sensory

The Apostolate helps people with sensory disabilities (blind and/or deaf) to find a home in their parish and overcome obstacles to receiving the sacraments.

Deaf Ministry – check out the Deaf Catholics of Wisconsin website!

  • 9am Sunday Mass at St. Dennis Parish
    • Interpretted in ASL
    • Meet other Deaf Catholics
  • Diocesan Events
    • Contact Sue at sueginterpreting@gmail.com to be notified of diocesan or regional events for Deaf Catholics such as speakers, visiting deaf priests, opportunities for Confession, and Bible Studies.
  • Grant opportunities
    • Parishes can apply for grants to provide an ASL interpretter for sacraments (including funeral masses) or large parish events that Deaf Catholics want to attend.
    • For large events, apply online. For one time events (such as funerals), please contact the Apostolate directly.
  • Sunday TV Mass – with ASL interpreter and closed captioning
    • Times and channels
      • 6am on WISC-TV 3
      • 7am on TVW (Channel 3.2 for those with antennas) and Direct TV 14 (Cable)
      • Past masses are posted to our Facebook page early each week
  • Books to borrow:
    • Deaf Diaspora by Bob Ayres
    • Inside Deaf Culture by Padden & Humphries

Ministry for people who are blind

  • Braille Materials
    • Text for the Mass available in braille upon request – contact us.
  • Audio Materials
    • Apostolate staff is happy to serve as advocates for audio materials related to sacramental prep. For example, a grant could be requested for any audiobooks related to Marriage Prep or Baptism Prep for Catholics who are blind in the Diocese of Madison

Latest News

Guidelines For The Celebration Of The Sacraments With Persons With Disabilities
Jul 18 | 2017

Guidelines For The Celebration Of The Sacraments With Persons With Disabilities

The Apostolate helps people with sensory disabilities (blind and/or deaf) to find a home in their parish and overcome obstacles to receiving the sacraments. Deaf Ministry – check out the Deaf Catholics of Wisconsin website! 9am Sunday Mass at St. Dennis Parish Interpretted in ASL Meet other Deaf Catholics Diocesan Events Contact Sue at sueginterpreting@gmail.com […]
NCOD June Announcement 2017
Jun 23 | 2017

NCOD June Announcement 2017

The Apostolate helps people with sensory disabilities (blind and/or deaf) to find a home in their parish and overcome obstacles to receiving the sacraments. Deaf Ministry – check out the Deaf Catholics of Wisconsin website! 9am Sunday Mass at St. Dennis Parish Interpretted in ASL Meet other Deaf Catholics Diocesan Events Contact Sue at sueginterpreting@gmail.com […]

Resources

Video
Catechesis and Persons with Disabilities

People from all around the world share their involvement in their parish and thank Pope Francis for his love and support. It was created by the National Catholic Partnership on Disability for the international gathering on Catechesis and Persons with Disabilities in Rome in October 2017.

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Introduction to CUSA, An Apostolate of Persons with Chronic Illness and/or Disability

CUSA is a way for people with chronic illness or disability to care for others like themselves through an online or postal service Christian support group

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Tips for ASL: Confess, Confession

Learn about the different meanings of the word ‘confess’ in the Creed. Subtitles available.

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