Chaplaincy For The Deaf

Chaplaincy for the Deaf


The National Chaplaincy for Deaf People (NCDP) aims to assist Deaf People and the Deaf Community by providing liturgical services and pastoral support across Ireland. The NCDP team is involved in many different kinds of work at a pastoral level, including celebration of Mass with members of the Deaf Community in many parts of Ireland and Northern Ireland throughout the year. We provide chaplaincy services to Deaf schools in Ireland and support for pupils and their parents in mainstream schools and schools that have deaf units attached. We also provide help, support, and preparation for Deaf people for all of the Sacraments at their request. The team provides the following additional pastoral services:
o Home and Hospital Visits
o Bereavement support and Spiritual support
o Private Counseling
o Deaf Advocating
o Training for Ministry
o Annual lead retreats and pilgrimage to Lourdes and other places of interest
o Interpreting for Baptisms, Holy Communions, Confirmation, Wedding, funeral
The NCDP team is comprised of 5 dedicated people: Fr. Gerard Tyrrell who is the Director of Services Countrywide; Ms. Frankie Berry, the Chaplain for Leinster and Connaught; Ms. Denise Flack who is the Chaplain in Ulster; and John Patrick Doherty the chaplain for Munster. Annie Egan is the NCDP office administrator in Deaf Village Ireland, Dublin. Details about additional pastoral services may be found on the NCDP website:
For Munster region, please contact John Patrick Doherty, Chaplain for the Deaf Email: Mobile: 087 9062947 (Text only)