Posted on: June 24th, 2021 by Teresa Paulet

Sr. Janette Murphy is a Sister of Saint Joseph and has a long association with JPC.  She has worked here previously, from 1996-2010, in Pastoral Care and Chaplain roles.  Janette is very pleased to be back with the Deaf Community, and is also a qualified Auslan interpreter.

Janette has recently returned from Canada where she studied Canon Law.  Whilst studying in Ottawa she attended the parish Church of the Canadian Martyrs, one of whom was a Deaf man!  The “Rene Goupil Deaf Community” met at the Church every two weeks, and was named after the Deaf Canadian Martyr.  Janette attended the signed Mass regularly, but due to two broken wrists she never managed to learn any Canadian Sign Language!  However, the Deaf Community welcomed this Aussie, and during Mass would use the Auslan sign of peace!

Janette was born and raised in Tasmania, and has ben in Melbourne for 30 years.  She has also worked with youth and in Aged Care.


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