Dear friends in Christ

A major challenge is to ensure that all people are included in the life of the Church. To assist in ensuring and promoting full participation of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Catholics, this website has been developed as a reference for families, parishes, schools, Church agencies and diocesan personnel.

This website ‘Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Catholic Ministry encourages Church agencies and faith communities to discover and celebrate the beauty and strength of the Body of Christ by promoting participation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, including their families and friends in the life of the Church. It is a call to create opportunities for participation, where everyone is valued, gifted and acknowledged. 

Let us confidently strive to become inclusive communities that warmly welcome all people and their families; communities where the presence of Jesus Christ is recognised in everyone and where we can all fully celebrate in the life of our Church.

Yours sincerely in Christ

Bishop Terence J Brady DD
Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life