We believe that Deaf people have the right to celebrate their faith in their own language, to participate in liturgical celebrations, develop and celebrate their own spirituality and discover meaning in life.
DURING COVID-19 TIMES:
Whilst people are staying home, JPC have been providing videos in faith to support the community to stay connected in their faith through their language of Auslan. Please check out our Faith & Reflection Video Series as well as our Prayer Series Videos.
Due to the coronavirus covid-19 global pandemic, JPC have suspended Mass services at the centre. As an alternative, we are providing Auslan Interpreters for the live streamed Mass from St Patrick’s Church. Join us in watching the televised Mass on C31 (channel 44) each Sunday at 11am. Alternatively you can watch live at www.melbournecatholic.org.au/Mass from 11am each Sunday.
CURRENTLY SUSPENDED – 3rd Sunday of each month: On the third Sunday of each month, JPC holds an Auslan accessible service. We are providing the 3rd Sunday Mass via our website homepage and Facebook page
2nd Sunday of each month: at present, we are no longer providing Auslan access to the Mass at St Francis Melbourne (Lonsdale St, Melbourne).
The Pastoral Team at JPC can assist with marriage preparation and with weddings at other churches and locations.
The Pastoral Team at JPC can assist with preparation and celebration of funerals either at JPC or at other locations. We have Deaf and hearing staff and we are happy to assist Deaf / Hearing relatives of the deceased to ensure the families needs are met. Please contact us if you have any questions : firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith Development and Education
Various activities including workshops and retreats are offered for members of the Deaf community. These are opportunities for prayer, reflection, understanding and expression of faith, and for deeper meaning in life. If you have any questions or suggestion for an activity, please contact our Pastoral Admin Assistant and Liturgical Support office, Gail Finn : email@example.com
Preparation is available for Deaf and CODA children and Deaf adults. Please contact us to find out more. Gail Finn : firstname.lastname@example.org