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Deaf Ministry

In the spirit of supporting and encouraging deaf Catholics living in Maine, the goal of the Catholic Deaf Ministry in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland is to assess the needs of the community and implement events, services and programs that will encourage deaf Catholics to be more active in their parishes; to share their gifts within the Catholic community and beyond; and to enjoy new communication, religious education and pastoral materials.

Please check back as this page will be updated.

If you need interpreting services in your parish or for more information, please contact Deacon Peter Bernier at (207) 773-6471 or peter.bernier@portlanddiocese.org.

Interpreters are provided on:

  • the 1st Sunday of the month at the 10:30 AM Mass at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Scarborough;
  • 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at the 10:00 AM Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland; and
  • the 3rd Saturday of the month at the 4:00 PM Mass at Holy Martyrs of North America Church in Falmouth followed by a social gathering.

To view weekly homilies signed by Fr. Michael Depcik, Fr. MD's Kitchen Table, click here. 

St. John's Deaf Center in the Archdiocese of Detroit is now live-streaming their ASL Mass via Facebook every Sunday at 11:30 AM EST and can be found and replayed here: https://www.facebook.com/deafmass.

For interpreters: Mass Interpreting Prep Guide