Catholic Deaf Center

The Catholic Deaf Community serves the unique needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Catholics and their families. Our ministry provides a Sacramental Preparation Program as well as a Religious Education Program, which is instructed in American Sign Language for children and adults. Our Sunday liturgies, led by the deaf lectors, extraordinary ministers, and altar servers, are held at Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana, in the chapel at 11 a.m. The Deaf Community also provides many opportunities for leadership, adult faith formation, and spiritual growth.

We Offer:

  • Sacramental Preparation/Religious Education for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Assistance with Transliterating Documents
  • Counseling for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • ASL Interpreters
  • Resources of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Community Workshops
  • Family/Community Retreats
  • Home & Institutional Visitations
  • Health Education Classes
  • Citizenship Classes for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Assistance with Immigration Cases in Cooperation with Catholic Charities


Nancy Lopez



Kathy Ivankay



Maritza Mayorga


FAX 714-558-7103

Video Cam Phone 714-586-5888, 866-792-9036

If you are hearing and would like to call a deaf person, call the California Relay Service (CRS) at: 800-735-2922

Give the operator the name and phone number of the person to whom you would like to speak; the operator will translate your confidential call.



11 a.m. every Sunday Mater Dei High School, 1202 W. Edinger Ave., Santa Ana CA, 92707

Support Services

Support Services for deaf and hard-of-hearing persons and their families, including resource referral, education, home and institutional visitation, individual and family support.

Religious Education Program for the Deaf

Mater Dei High School, Sundays 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

  • Pre-school through high school
  • Deaf adults
  • Parent classes

Contact the Catholic Deaf Center for more information.