Deaf Ministry

Staff Contacts

Bernard Grizard
Diocesan Director
Department of Pastoral Services
585-328-3228, ext. 1328

Carmen Rollinson
Project Manager
Office of Cultural Ministries
585-328-3228, ext. 1318

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.

Deaf Ministry Plan of Action

Resources in the Rochester Diocese

Accessible Masses

National Catholic Office for the Deaf

Emmanuel Church of the Deaf

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Statistics about the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in Rochester

Past Events

  • 2019 Retreat
  • A dialogue with Father Ray Fleming & Deacon Pat Graybill, sponsored by Emmanuel Church of the Deaf.