Deaf Ministry

St. Catherine's is the only Church in the state of Iowa that has Sign Language interpreters at every Sunday Morning Mass.

St. Catherine's is the home of the Catholic Deaf Community.  Sign Language available at our Sunday Mass at 10:30 am.

Sunday mornings from September to May a deaf study group meets before Mass. The readings and Gospel are discussed and reviewed. All deaf are welcome to join.

Twice monthly, scheduled thru Gus and Dee Cordero, a movie and study group is offered. The movie is usually split between 2 weeks and discussed. Any questions contact Gus and Dee.

Reconciliation is offered with an interpreter, or without you can write it down, anytime with an appointment. Contact the office at 515-271-4747 or

For more information on Deaf Ministry contact Peggy Chicoine:


An interpreter is available every Sunday for 10:30 am Mass. All are welcome to celebrate Mass using ASL.

Contact Peggy Chicoine:

Bible Study

Every Sunday at 9:30 am the Deaf Community meets in the library to study the readings for Mass. All are welcome!


Saint Movie

Every other week on Thursday afternoons the Deaf Community meets at St Catherine's to watch a movie about a Saint. They watch half the movie, have discussion throughout, then continue it the next time they get together. The movie begins at 1:00 pm and they are usually finished by 4:00 pm. Bring a snack to share and join us!

Dates can be found on the website calendar.

Quilting Queens

Every other week on Wednesday mornings some of the women meet here at St Catherine's to learn quilting from Dee Cordero. Class begins at 9:00 am and are usually over around 2:00 pm.

Dates can be found on the website calendar.

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