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.


March 12th last Mass with Interpreters for the Deaf at St. Leo the Great

Questions? Contact Angela Mauer, Director of Deaf Ministry, at 210-305-5689 (video phone).

Announcing a Home Parish to the Deaf Community!

Deaf Ministry Home Parish

Effective September 25, 2022, the Archdiocese of San Antonio designates Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church the home parish to the Deaf Community!

After careful discernment and dialogue, this designation acknowledges the impact of the Deaf Community to the body of Christ and recognizes the need for a consistent location to gather and actively experience the richness of the Catholic Faith.


Holy Week

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

Monthly Mass and Fellowship at Our Lady of Sorrows will continue in 2023! Please join us every 4th Sunday at 11:00 AM and on Holy Days:

  • Sunday, March 26
  • Sunday, April 9 – Easter Sunday
  • Sunday, April 23
  • Sunday, May 28
  • Sunday, June 25

Interpreted Masses

St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
3843 Bulverde Pkwy.
SATX 78259
Sundays at 10:30 AM
Contact: 210-497-6101
St. Francis of Assisi
4201 De Zavala Rd.
SATX 78249
Sundays at 11:15 AM
Contact: 210-492-4600

ASL Synod on Synodality

Moved by a desire to draw closer to the Lord, the Catholic faithful in the Archdiocese of San Antonio have responded to the call to participate in the synodal process.

The process began through a special iteration of the Archdiocesan Assembly shortly thereafter on November 6, 2022 and additional listening and interactive sessions with the People of God. Over time, it has become clear that the offering was pleasing to the Lord, who in turn, apparently blessed the gifts, broke them open and distributed them among the people.

Find the 13-part video presentation on the summary of the findings of the Synod on Synodality here on YouTube.


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 have begun at St. Padre Pio parish from 8:30-10:00 AM, but it’s not too late to join! For more information, email Angela.

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.


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.
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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

Questions or comments?

Angela Mauer
Director of Deaf Ministry