Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by TeresaPaulet


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This conference closed on Wednesday 23rd August 2017, however you can read a “wrap up”  here – DCC WRAP UP

JPC would like to thank all attendees and presenters.



Conference Booklet – pdf – Conference booklet.


Program Overview: Event closed on Wed 23rd August.

The program will consist of two social events, presentations and Q&A sessions – and topics included are:

• International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf
• History of Deaf Population and how demographics may affect our community
• About pastoral care
• Self-care for pastoral workers
• Senior deaf community and pastoral / spiritual care
• Changes to our community organisations – sustainability and evolution
• Pastoral care: grief and relationships
• Deafhood and Youth
• Interpreting in Catholic setting
• Inclusion and Deaf awareness


Key Note Speakers:  see a full list of the key note speakers here.


Questions: If you have any questions about this event, please contact JPC Communications Coordinator, Melissa Smith :


Video archive:  Visit our VIMEO to see some of the video messages related to this event. Click Here



Mariana talks about why her Faith and our community is important to her. from John Pierce Centre on Vimeo.

DCC – interview with Delegate from WA – Emma from John Pierce Centre on Vimeo.

DCC – interview with NSW delegate – Diane from John Pierce Centre on Vimeo.

Interview with Mary O’Meara (USA) about our recent Conference from John Pierce Centre on Vimeo.




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