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Respect Life Contact:

Bob Wurzelbacher
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100 East Eighth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-3131 voice
(513) 421-1582 fax

Bob Wurzelbacher  x 2624
Teresa Kaltenbach, Admin. Asst. x 2653

Noreen Wendeln
1436 Needmore Rd.
Dayton OH 45414
(937) 222-0227 voice
(937) 279-9482 fax

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Ministry


St. Rita’s School for the Deaf -A Catholic school whose purpose is to educate infants and students who need special methods of communication in a safe, value-oriented environment.

National Catholic Office for the Deaf -An organization committed to spreading God’s message through the support of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Pastoral Ministry so that we may all be one in Christ

National Catholic Partnership on Disabilities Rooted in Gospel values that affirm the dignity of every person, the NCPD works collaboratively to ensure meaningful participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of the life of the Church and society.

Dominican Ministries for the Deaf Apostolate

Fr. MD’s Kitchen Table:  Weekly reflections on Sunday’s Gospel in ASL

International Catholic Deaf Association

International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf Persons

Policy for Working with Sign Language Interpreters in Catholic Religious Settings

Deaf Apostolate for the Archdiocese of Boston

ASL Interpreted Masses



  • 4:30 p.m. St. Jude Church (513-574-1230) Also view online.


  • 9:00 a.m. Good Shepherd Church (513-489-8815)
  • 10:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Church (513-489-8815)



  • 10:30 a.m. Queen of Apostles Chapel, Mount St. John, Beavercreek (937) 429-0510)
  • 8:30 a.m. Precious Blood Church, Dayton (937) 276-5954


Newsletter Deaf Apostolate Archdiocese of Boston (requires Google Drive)

Tips for Catechists of Persons who are hard of hearing or deaf (from National Catholic Partnership on Disability)

Signs for Catholic Liturgy and Education and other titles and videos available from the National Catholic Office for the Deaf,, or 301-577-4184 (tty), 301-577-1684 (voice).

Catholic Prayers in American Sign Language (DVD with accompanying booklet) (from Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Deaf Apostolate, or 215-587-3913.


Liturgical Signs and Prayers: A Resource for the Deaf Community. “A collaborative effort between the Deaf Ministries Offices of Washington and Baltimore.” *Please note that this DVD “does not include language of the Revised Roman Missal.” ($15.00,

Strengthened in Faith: Confirmation  A program in American Sign Language to prepare individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and others for the Sacrament of Confirmation, DVD & Guide. Produced by The National Catholic Office for the Deaf, Landover Hills, MD, © 2013. Includes video and lesson plans. Can also be used for RCIA. (