Lack of New Zealand Sign Language interpreters for Mass

Many Catholic deaf people do not have strong links to the Church and are not regular attenders because of the lack of access to NZSL interpreters says Palmerston North deaf community chaplain David Loving- Molloy.

He says deaf community chaplains are making the DVD that can be used to train priests to introduce New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) to parts of the Mass.

The Deaf Project team overseeing the translation includes Mr Loving-Molloy, Jackie Overall, Mary Johnson, Judith Mason and Shona McGhie, as well as interpreter Felicity Crowe.

Fr Bruce Bolland has advised from time to time. They have been working on this project for the past four years. Continue reading

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