"Welcome to St. Benedict Parish for the Deaf"

San Francisco, California

Who We Are

We are a parish of the Archdiocese of San Francisco serving primarily the Catholic Deaf Community in the three counties of Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo with outreach to the Ecclesiastical province of San Francisco.

1801 Octavia Street, San Francisco, California 94109
Voice/TTY: 415-567-9855
Video Phone: 415-255-5837 & 415-255-5768
Fax: 415-567-0916

Sunday Mass 10:30 AM


We, the people of God of Saint Benedict Parish for the Deaf/St. Francis Xavier Church, San Francisco, California, are joined together in faith, worship, hope, and service to our community. We are called to love one another as the Father loves us and to set an example of caring compassion for everyone we meet. We are proud of our multicultural heritage and spirituality, which we eagerly share with one another, our church, and our country and the world. Our goal is to reach out to those who hunger for the word of God through the various languages that we proclaim and seek a welcoming place to worship and grow in faith. We are determined to live up to this calling as we walk together on our journey to the Kingdom.

Renewal Prayer

Father, we ask you to look with mercy at us, your Deaf Catholic Church. We ask you to bless us, inspire us to always love you above all things and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

We pray to you for our bishops, our spiritual leaders. Please bless them and give them the strength and wisdom to guide us, their people. Help them to recognize, understand, and respond to our unique needs.

Please bless the priests, deacons, religious, and lay people who serve our community. Inspire them so that they may then inspire all hearts of deaf people to know, love, and serve you and your Catholic Church.

Father, we pray to you for our baptized Deaf Catholic brothers and sisters.

Please send your Holy Spirit to enkindle and renew their hearts so that they may continue to grow spiritually through making time for prayers, receiving sacraments, and serving other people.

Our young baptized Deaf Catholics are growing up in a challenging and confused world. Almighty God, please help them understand that the way of the world does not give life; your way alone gives true life.

Please touch their hearts and guide them to find your love. Bring them back to the Church. Put in them the desire to pray, to receive the sacraments and to serve other people.

Holy Spirit, come and transform each of us through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Holy Mary, our Mother, pray for us. Amen.

This prayer is said every Friday.