IEC2012 – the Deaf Person in the Life of the Church

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Father Min Seo Park

Ordained in July 2007, Father Min Seo Park is from The Deaf Church of the Archdiocese of Seoul, South Korea. He is also a member of the International Catholic Foundation for the Service of Deaf Persons, whom he is representing at IEC2012.

Ms Mary Duggan

Ms Mary Duggan was born profoundly deaf and has been involved with the National Chaplaincy for Deaf People in Dublin for many years. An opportunity arose where there was a course for deaf enthusiasts to take up a two year Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies in Manchester.

From this training course, Mary received opportunities to provide ways of spreading the ‘Good News’ to the Deaf Community. She studied a diploma in Irish Deaf Language Teaching at the Centre for Deaf Studies, Trinity College for two years.

Mary now lives in Kerry where she cares for her elderly father and brother, and she also teaches Irish Sign Language.


Day of event 15 June 2012


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The 50th International Eucharistic Congress took place in Dublin from 10th – 17th June 2012.  Watch videos recorded during the event by Congress volunteers.  Videos of talks and interviews with speakers also available.
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