Faith Formation Opportunities

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Jesus Deaf CREW
(Catholic Religious Enrichment Week)

Our first Jesus’ Deaf CREW summer program had 21 participants from all over United States. Weather was perfect and our time together was filled with prayer, learning and fellowship! 

We are looking forward to seeing you this summer!  Registration is open for those returning participants. 

Please email us at if you want to be considered for 2023 CREW!!

Religious American Sign Language (RASL) Week

This program is intended for

  • priests, deacons and seminarians who work with the Deaf Community 
  • certified/qualified interpreters working in religious settings
  • Deaf ASL Lectors and members of the Deaf community who are now doing the readings for Sunday liturgies

Participants will learn from very qualified instructors: Msgr. Glenn Nelson, Deacon Patrick Graybill and Joan Macy.  The entire event will take place at the Bishop Lane Retreat Center in Rockford, Illinois.  RASL Week includes accommodations, meals and program costs (travel is participants’ responsibility)  Please click on the brochure link and register as soon as possible.

July 9-14, 2023

Catholic Catechism in ASL

Have you ever experienced someone asking you a question about your faith and you didn’t know how to answer?  For the first time in history, the Catechism is being translated into ASL!  The Catechism tells us what Catholics belief and why we believe it.  

NCOD is a proud sponsor of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas Deaf Ministry who is spearheading this effort.  Watch the introduction video to learn more about how the ASL YouCat can be used in faith formation programs, RCIA, religious education, or just to help you learn your faith.

Fr. MD's Kitchen Table

Fr. MD’s Kitchen Table is a website to help people develop a deeper love for God, to learn more about the Catholic faith, and to be inspired to serve others.  Fr. Michael Depcik, OSFS shares the readings from weekly Mass, homilies, prayers and much more.  Check it out!

ASL Catholic Media

ASL Catholic Media provides instructional content about the Catholic faith in American Sign Language. Whether you are Deaf, hearing, a Catholic or non-Catholic, all are welcome!

Deaf Catholic Archives

The Deaf Catholic Archives, located at the College of the Holy Cross, is a collection of materials received from pastoral workers and religious assigned to Deaf ministry, as well as a variety of institutions across the globe including parishes, and regional Deaf Catholic organizations. The collection provides insight into the history of Deaf culture as well as an understanding of how Deaf Catholics practice their faith (culturally) in new ways, when traditional methods are insufficient. A wide variety of materials are included such as books, newsletters, documents, photographs and ephemera.