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Deaf and hard-of-hearing Catholic communities in the US and their interpreters are preparing for the new Roman Missal, thanks to free online resources, according to the National Catholic Reporter.
The National Catholic Office for the Deaf served as the launching pad for a series of video clips as preparation and as a reference for the new translation of the Roman Missal into American Sign Language (ASL).
The videos, posted in April, are available on YouTube and the Washington archdiocese's Web site at www.adw.org/service/interpreter_training_newromanmissal.asp.
Other deaf apostolates have created training as well, such as Boston, which has its own online training videos at www.deafcatholic.org. In addition to online resources, it provides in-person workshops for Boston Catholics, said Fr. Jeremy St. Martin, director of the office of the deaf apostolate in Boston.
Deaf Catholics prepare for new missal (National Catholic Reporter)
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