We are here to serve the Deaf Community of the Diocese of Fort Worth. Please contact us with any questions.
Because the Coronavirus is forcing so many people to stay home, Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth will have Sunday Mass live streamed, from the Cathedral that you can watch on Sundays at 11:00 AM. There will be an interpreter on screen. To watch the Mass, please log on to www.fwdioc.org and click on the Live Stream Mass logo at that time.
Our goal is to provide all deaf and hard of hearing persons and their family members accessibility to the Catholic Church in order that they may worship, receive religious education, minister to others and participate in all aspects of parish life.
We work with deaf persons of all ages and backgrounds, whatever the preferred mode of communication or educational needs. Our programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of deaf persons and offer these in both a mainstreamed and self-contained setting.
Monthly Deaf Community Mass & Socials
The Catholic Deaf Community gathers for a special community Mass on the 1st Sunday of each month at St. Rita Catholic Church in Fort Worth. Sign Choir Practice begins at 1:30 PM (Parish Hall); Mass begins at 2:00 PM (Main Church).
Day of Reflection
Fr. Ken Robinson will teach about the canonization process; the meaning of sainthood and how a person becomes a Saint. Then we will learn about the Lives of different Saints: St. Clare, St. Francis, St. Rita, and St. Catherine of Siena. The event will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, March 21 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Keller. This is a free event and lunch will be provided.
Please contact the Deaf Ministry Coordinator, Connie Martin at 817-945-9381 | Video Phone 817-591-0186 | .
Whenever possible we strive to provide the following services and support as needed:
- Mass for the Deaf (signed and voiced by a hearing/deaf priest)
- Interpreted Mass
- Religious Education Classes
- Sacraments and Preparation
- Small Church Communities
- Retreats/Vacation Bible School
- Home/Hospital/Jail Visits
- Support Services for Counseling
- Social Gatherings and Holiday Celebrations
- Referral Information and Community Awareness
The Diocese of Fort Worth is dedicated to a Safe Environment. We offer extensive and mandatory training for all employees and volunteers. Please contact the Safe Environment office if you need assistance or to report an abuse or concern.
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