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Archbishop's Appeal

The Archbishop’s Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that provides supplemental financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries affiliated with the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

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Deaf Ministry

Deaf ministry provides pastoral ministry to and advocates for Deaf individuals in the Archdiocese by making accessible all aspects of the Catholic Faith. Through accessibility and providing the necessary resources, the ministry encourages deaf individuals to participate fully in the sacraments and all aspects of parish and diocesan life.


We will be announcing a home parish! COMING SOON!

Deaf Ministry Events

Save the Date: Deaf Awareness Mass

DATE: Sunday, September 25, 2022

TIME: 11:00 AM

CELEBRANTS: Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S.

THEME: Building Inclusive Communities for All

LOCATION: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
(3107 N. St. Mary's St., San Antonio, TX 78212 - Directions)

CONTACT: Angela Mauer | 210-305-5689 (VP) | Email Angela

-- Coming soon!

Deaf Ministry hosts events throughout the year such as retreats, ASL classes for lay ministers, and interpreter workshops. Sign up for our mailing list or check our calendar for upcoming events.

Deaf Mass... Coming soon!

Interpreted Masses



Phone Number

St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
3843 Bulverde Pkwy.
San Antonio, TX 78259

10:30 AM


St. Francis of Assisi
4201 De Zavala Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78249

11:15 AM


St. Leo the Great
4415 S. Flores St.
San Antonio, TX 78214

12:00 PM



Deaf Ministry provides support to parishes by providing formation in sign language in order to provide persons with a hearing loss full access to the Faith. To arrange sacramental needs for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing parishioners, contact the Deaf Ministry Director.

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith?

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) classes with interpreter will begin in August 2022 at St. Padre Pio parish. For more information, email Angela, Deaf Ministry Director.

Request Interpreting Services

In order to have time to secure an interpreter, requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the date services are needed. Request interpreting services today.


Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God

Be Opened!: The Catholic Church & Deaf Culture 

Publisher: CUA Press, 2021

Be Opened!: The Catholic Church & Deaf Culture (CUA Press, 2021) tells the story of 200 years of sign language in the church. This book is a gift to the church and to the Deaf! For more information on this book visit this website.

downloadMore information

LinkGuidelines for Celebrating the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities

LinkNCOD Policy for Working with Sign Language Interpreters in Catholic Religious Setting

LinkNational Catholic Office for the Deaf (NCOD)

LinkInternational Catholic Deaf Association

LinkFather MD's Kitchen Table

LinkUnited States Conference of Catholic Bishops

LinkTexas Health & Human Services: Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

LinkSan Antonio College American Sign Language Academic Program

LinkReligious ASL Worshop 2021


Deaf Ministry at the Archdiocese of San Antonio

As a start to ASL catechesis, a national project was developed to translate the Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church (YOUCAT) into ASL.  Learn More

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