Deaf Ministry

Staff Contacts

Lynette Saenz
Diocesan Coordinator
Office of Cultural Ministries
585-328-3228 ext. 1318

Bernard Grizard
Diocesan Director
Department of Pastoral Services
Bernard.Grizard@dor.org
585-328-3228 ext. 1328

Our Mission

We, the Deaf Catholic Community of the Diocese of Rochester, are called by God to celebrate and share our gifts with one another and the entire People of God, to actively participate in every aspect of the Church’s life, and to reach out to those Deaf and Hard of Hearing Catholics who hunger for the word of God and a community of faith.

Recommended Resources

Please view the following links to learn about Deaf Ministry, their organizations and to gain a better understanding about resources available for deaf and hard of hearing Catholics.

National Catholic Office for the Deaf

Emmanuel Church of the Deaf

National Technical Institute for the Deaf