Disability Ministry

Ministry for Persons with Disabilities

The Diocese of Metuchen is committed to facilitate the implementation of the Pastoral Statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops on People with Disabilities, which calls for "realizing the unique gifts individuals with disabilities have to offer the Church" and Society and to advocate for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the full participation of the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church.

For more information on the this diocesan ministry, please contact:
Rev. John G. Hillier, PhD
Liason, Office for Persons with Disabilities
(732) 765-6432  •  catholicswithdisabilities@gmail.com

Diocese of Metuchen Office for Persons with Disabilities

Merciful Like the Father ~ Year of Mercy Prayer
To request prayers, call (732) 765-6431

Welcome to My World Workshops

The diocesan Office of Respect for Life offers a hands-on simulation workshop to help raise awareness about the challenges of various disabilities.  View or download the Welcome to My World Workshop Flyer.

For more information or to schedule a workshop, call (732) 562-1990 ext. 1543 or email respect.life@diometuchen.org.

Recovery Network For Deaf, Hard Of Hearing & Hearing Loss

Substance Abuse Treatment Recovery Network provides communication access services for people who deaf, hard of hearing, hearing loss and deaf-blind who are seeking alcohol and drug addiction services. This network is available through the Center for Family Services, with two NJ locations — Newark and Voorhees.

For more information please contact: Julie Doerrmann, Program Coordinator (856) 874-8230 or (856) 924-1777 (Text) or email jdoerrmann@centerffs.org

Special Needs Awareness Masses

Immaculate Conception Church
35 Mountain Avenue,
Somerville, NJ 08876

Special Needs Awareness Masses are opportunities to celebrate the gifts that people with special needs bring to the Parish and an opportunity for the Parish to welcome people with special needs to participate fully in the life of the church.  

A Sunday Mass is held at Immaculate Conception Church at 6 p.m. once a month, except for July and August.

For more information call Regina Teggler (908) 963-8473 or Jeanine Cavanagh (908) 725-1112 ext. 1126

Sign Interpreted Masses

Church of the Immaculate Conception 
18 South Street
Spotswood, NJ 08884
(732) 251-3110
Every Sunday •  Noon Mass

St. Anthony of Padua
436 Port Reading Avenue
Port Reading, NJ 07064
(732) 634-1403
First Sunday of the Month •  11:30 a.m. Mass

St. Ambrose
96 Throckmorton Lane
Old Bridge, NJ 08851
(732) 679-5666
Second and Fourth Sundays  •  Noon Mass

St. Matthias
168 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 828-1400
Every Sunday •  10:30 a.m. Mass

St. Peter the Apostle
94 Somerset Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 545-6820
Last Sunday of the Month  •  11 a.m. Mass

For additional information, please contact Tevis Thompson
Phone 302 - 529 - 7088 or V/TTY/FAX 302 - 529 - 7088

Hearing Loss Information

Sellers of Products for Hard of Hearing Individuals

Informational Flyers

For additional information, please contact Tevis Thompson
Phone 302-592-7088 or V/TTY/FAX 302-599-7088

Blind and Visual Impairment Information

Disability Rights New Jersey
The Assistive Technology Advocacy Center
210 South Broad Street (Third Floor)
Trenton, New Jersey 08608

(609) 292-9742  •  Toll Free in NJ (800) 922-7233
Fax 609-777-0187 TTY 609-633-7106 TTY through NJ Relay 800-852-7899 or dialing 711
Website: www.drnj.org  • Email:  advocate@drnj.org

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The American Printing House for the Blind
The American Printing House for the Blind offers a specialized font called APHont, which was specifically designed to be more readable for users with low vision.

Download font for FREE on the website: http://ww.aph.org/products/aphont.html

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The New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI)
The New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired can provide access to information and demonstrations of assistive technology.

Contact CBVI at: http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cbvi/home/index.html

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The New Jersey Foundation for the Blind (NJFB)
The New Jersey Foundation for the Blind provides programs to specifically address recent vision loss.

Contact NJFB at: http://www.njffb.org/

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What should you do when you see a Seeing Eye Dog and Handler?
Do's and Don'ts When Encountering a Seeing Eye Dog and Handler (PDF)