“.. and looking up to heaven, he [Jesus] sighed, and said to him, “Eph’phatha,” that is, “be opened.” And his ears were opened, his tongue was released and he spoke plainly.” Mark 7:34

Established and operated by Saint Francis Ministries the St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf is a safe haven for Deaf students in the Nebbi Diocese. With a focus on sign language development and spiritual growth the St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf works to ensure the academic success of each child by placing God at the center of all learning.

 And an exciting update from our founder and director Rannah Evetts:



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By subscribing as a monthly donor or making a one time donation you become a supporting member of Saint Francis Ministries. Whether you make a one time donation or commit to a monthly subscription your contribution will help Saint Francis Ministries continue to operate.

Any amount of money you feel called to give can go a long way in Uganda through Saint Francis Ministries. Every donation helps operate the organization itself, the Saint Francis de Sales School for the Deaf, and our young adult program.

For $30 a month you can help fund a child or young adult’s education and dramatically change the course of their life. Your contribution covers everything from the day-to-day operations of the Saint Francis de Sales School for the Deaf to a child or young adult’s tuition fees, food, medical care, secondary education, housing, and travel expenses.

Through a subscription or donation you will be helping to provide a child with hope for the future, a place to be loved and cared for, knowledge, growth in Jesus Christ, The Church and the sacraments, and the opening of a door to many more opportunities that otherwise would be closed to them.

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With you we can change the lives of the Deaf in Uganda.

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Saint Francis Ministries is a Catholic non profit organization established in 2018 that serves the Deaf and disabled in Uganda through spiritual, linguistic, and academic empowerment in order to bring the Sacraments and a fuller understanding of Christ and His Holy Church to those in need.

To learn more about the history and foundation of  Saint Francis Ministries you can read about both in this article by the Catholic News Agency and by visiting our Meet Our Founder page.


In 1605, St. Francis was introduced to Martin, who was about 25 years old, and because of his deafness had never received any kind of education or instruction in the Catholic Faith. St. Francis, being deeply moved with compassion for Martin and having the realization that he would remain forever ignorant of God and the richness of the Faith, formed his own sign language and personally taught Martin about the Catholic Faith.

In 1606, Martin was able to receive the Holy Eucharist for the first time and two years later he was confirmed. Martin had a devout prayer life, examined his conscience every evening, regularly went to confession to St. Francis, and assisted him at Mass. Almost everyday after the death of St. Francis Martin would visit his grave, until he died.

“Be at Peace.

Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life;
 rather look to them with full hope as they arise.
 God, whose very own you are,
 will deliver you from out of them.
 He has kept you hitherto,
and He will lead you safely through all things;
 and when you cannot stand it,
 God will bury you in His arms.
 Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
the same everlasting Father who cares for you today
 will take care of you then and everyday.
 He will either shield you from suffering,
 or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
 Be at peace,

and put aside all anxious thoughts and imagination.”

 – St. Francis de Sales 1567-1622

Saint Francis Ministries has an ever expanding number of programs and projects based in Uganda, our first being the Saint Francis de Sales School for the Deaf in Nyapea, Uganda which first opened it’s doors to students in 2017. To learn more about our school, it’s history, and how you can help support us please visit our Saint Francis de Sales School for the Deaf page.

Our young adult program, started in May 2016,one of the most important ways Saint Francis Ministries strives to empower the Deaf and marginalized in Uganda. To learn more about how our young adult vocational program is changing lives, reversing stigma, and professing the Word of God please visit our young adult program page.

If you’re interested in keeping up with the school through our blog head on over to our blog page where we’ll give periodical updates on our school and various programs.

To keep up to date with the school on social media feel free to like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram at @stfrancisdeaf!

If you have any questions about any of our programs or projects at Saint Francis Ministries please feel free to always contact us by contacting us at stfrancisdeaf@gmail.com or by visiting our Contact page.

Nicene Creed

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,.
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come.