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  • In 2017, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, through the Bishops’ Commission for Pastoral Life released a document providing Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with People with Disability. Prepared in collaboration with the Australian Catholic Disability Council, the guidelines draw upon the Church’s rituals and experience in ministering to or with people with a […]


  • Come and join us for this annual celebration. Ephpheta Sunday Flyer 2018 Watch the video here from Gail Finn, to tell you more. Here is Gail to tell you about Ephpheta Sunday Mass at JPC. Hope to see you there. Posted by John Pierce Centre on Tuesday, 10 July 2018  


  • Reena’s Rainbow Auslan Translation by JPC Family Support Worker Melissa Thompson, met children’s author Dee White and illustrator Tracie Grimwood at the launch of their picture book ‘Reena’s Rainbow’. The main character in this picture book is a little girl, Reena, who is Deaf. The story showcases her strong visual skills, and describes her befriending […]


  • In May each year, we make our annual Ephpheta Appeal where donations go a long way to helping us improve our service to the community. We do not receive any government funding so your gift will be a lifeline that ensures JPC’s Pastoral Care and Family Support Service can instantly reach even the most isolated Deaf […]


  • The John Pierce Centre is a not for profit organisation interconnected to the Catholic church, providing pastoral care and family support to Deaf people and their families throughout Victoria. John Pierce Centre is seeking to fill the following position that will assist the Pastoral team in delivering pastoral care and support to the Deaf community. […]


  • All are welcome to join in this special service. Please bring your own lunch and then join us for tea and coffee and cake. If you have any questions, please contact admin@jpc.org.au.


  • Our Christmas Mass and Lunch will be in Sunday 10th December. All welcome! Lunch, dessert and drinks …..lucky door prize and raffle will be drawn! Contact us to buy your lunch ticket and to buy your raffle tickets early! (There will be a Christmas hamper and kitchen appliance to win!!) Click Here: Christmas Celebration_Flyer 2017 […]


  • Watch a short video from Mary (Signing in ASL) about the Deaf Catholic Community.  


  • We are proud that we got to share our unique event with the media. Read a short article here and click on the link to see the video of Rachel C Miers and Mary O’Meara in the interview! (Some words in the captions are not exactly correct – this happens on YouTube videos sometimes – so If you […]


  • If you are in Melbourne for our Deaf Catholic Conference – you may like to take the opportunity to see an Auslan interpreted show too! There are two great shows in August: Jesus Christ Superstar Show Sunday 13th August at 3pm You can see full details and buy your tickets online: http://www.auslanstageleft.com.au/upcoming-shows/vic/   Aladdin show […]

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