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Disabilities and Deaf Ministry

Ministry for People with Disabilities

Mission: To assist those with varied physical, developmental and emotional abilities to participate fully in all aspects of parish and Catholic School communities.

“We are a single flock under the care of a single shepherd. There can be no separate Church for persons with disabilities.” — Welcome and Justice for Persons with Disabilities, 1. USCCB

Services include consultations related to inclusion in our parishes and schools, e.g., planning for sacramental preparation and faith formation, awareness related activities, and workshops for teachers and catechists. We also have a lending library of tools and books for sacramental preparation, faith formation, and teaching people with disabilities.

Deaf Ministry

Our deaf ministry strives to enable people who are deaf or have hearing loss to participate fully in the life of the Church. Technical advice to parishes using assistive listening devices is provided as well as assistance in locating interpreters for special events.

Interpreted Masses

First Sunday of the Month, 11 a.m.

Corpus Christi Church
2001 Rt 9 at Usher's Rd.
Round Lake, NY 
(518) 877-8506 

Last Saturday of the Month, 5:15 Mass

St. Michael's Church
175 Williams Road
Troy, NY
(518) 283-6110

Every Sunday, 10:00am

Christ the King Church 
20 Sumter Ave
Albany, NY 12203 
(518) 456-1644


Karen Garofallou
(518) 274-0710

Bernadette Johnson
(518) 894-0810

Karen Lefebvre
(518) 459-4518

Andrea MacGloin
Living Resources
Deaf and Interpreting Services
(518) 218-0000 x 5395

Denise Safranec
Interpreter Referral Service Coordinator
Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley
(518) 274-0701
E-mail: (w) dsafranec@ilchv.org, (h) sofrantic@nycap.rr.com.


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