Deaf Ministry

Ministry to the deaf provides occasional retreat opportunities and sign language interpretation at select Catholic events, helping ensure full inclusion

Our core initiative

Sign language interpretation for Catholic events


Whenever members of the Catholic deaf community would like to participate fully in archdiocesan events, they can request the provision of sign language interpreters. To arrange for interpretation, please contact the Pastoral Care & Outreach office listed below.

Children, both deaf and hearing, “signed” the responsorial psalm during a recent Mass at St. Patrick Church in Seattle, held in conjunction with a five-day conference of the National Catholic Office for the Deaf. Deaf ministry has been part of the Seattle parish since the 1980s. NWC ICYMI April 2018

Deaf Ministry resources


Joe Cotton

Director of Pastoral Care and Outreach

206-382-4847 |

710 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-2017