"I sleep but my heart watches over this house which I have built."     St. Thèodora Guèrin   

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Ministry


Interpreted Masses in the Archdiocese

  9:00 am Sunday Mass at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Indianapolis

Sacramental Preparation Resources

  Program for First Reconciliation in ASL from NCOD  *Available in office for review! 
  Program for Confirmation in ASL from NCOD, featuring Fr. Mike Depcik  *Available for review!
  Fr. Shawn Carey explains the steps in making a good confession, including the Act of Contrition

Resources for Interpreting the Mass

  YouTube Playlist: New Roman Missal for Interpreters (from the Archdiocese of Washington)
  NCOD DVD Resource: Liturgical Signs and Prayers
  YouTube Video: New Roman Missal Translation (from the Archdiocese of Boston)
  Interpreter Resources/ASL videos (from the Archdiocese of Boston)
   Interpreting the Mass: Decision Making, Preparation and Practice (workshop) 
  Signing the Scriptures, Year A,B and C by Joan Blake: It is important to note that these books do NOT provide pictures of the signs, but the word order for the readings, using the ASL syntax.
*These are available in the office to review
  Religious Signing: A Comprehensive Guide for All Faiths by Elaine Costello, Ph.D: A good, visual dictionary for religious signs.   
*Available in the office for review

Homilies, Prayers and Interviews in ASL

  Fr. Mike Depcik's blog: a wonderful resource in general for homilies, interviews and prayers in ASL, including the Stations of the Cross, the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Rosary
  ASL prayer videos from Loyola Press


  The "Jesus" film translated into ASL: based on Luke's Gospel from the "Good News" translation, Today's English Version (USCCB approved)
  Deaf Bible App: available free from iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Apps for Kindle Fire
  The Bible: ASL version,  DVD This project is in progress, but the entire New Testament is available, as well as Genesis, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Song of Solomon, Daniel and the Minor Prophets (Hosea-Malachi)