Deaf Ministry


The mission of deaf ministry in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois is to provide support and resources to the Deaf and Hard of hearing within our diocese in order to offer Catholics and those who are interested in the Catholic faith the opportunity to grow in their faith as fully participating members in their parish. The ministry also strives to support, educate and evangelize parishes in the importance of their effort to provide deaf and hard of hearing people spiritual growth in all aspects of the Church. These aspects should include: liturgy, catechesis, fellowship, prayer, and service to God and others


We have requests for interpreted Masses and special occasions within the Diocese. If you know of someone who has sign skills and would be interested in signing for events, please have them contact the Office for Pro-Life Activities and Special Ministries.