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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 Beka Padilla at (207) 773-6471 or email at 

Interpreters are provided for:

1st Sunday of the month at the 10:30AM Mass at St. Maximilian Kolbe in Scarborough

2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at the 11:00AM Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland

3rd Saturday of the month at the 4:00PM Mass at Holy Martyrs in Falmouth

For September and October there will also be an interpreter at the 11AM Mass at St. Joseph in Biddeford on 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21 and 10/28

            There will be NO INTERPRETER for October 14th at St. Joseph's in Biddeford

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


For interpreters: Mass Interpreting Prep Guide