Inspiring Priests

I’ve shared before about focusing on people who are in the margins. Last week I saw this article about a priest reaching a group of Catholics I don’t often think about – those who are deaf. I’ve read many survey responses where those who are hearing impaired later in life have a hard time hearing at Mass because of the sound system, but aside from a loop in the church or headphones that can be given out, I’ve not before considered what a deaf ministry would look like in a parish.

Father Min Seo Park is changing how the church ministers to and includes the Deaf. I encourage you to take a few minutes to read it, and then consider what might be possible at your parish in the future. How many in your community might benefit from this ministry? How many are not engaged in the parish at all because there’s nothing for them?

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