We have a new Chaplain for Deaf People in the diocese. John Patrick Doherty is the new Chaplain with the National Chaplaincy for Deaf People. On Sunday 15th of February Mass was concelebrated by Bishop Ray Browne, Fr. Gerard Finucane and Fr. Gerard Tyrell in St. John Pastoral centre, Tralee.to mark the beginning of John Patrick Doherty’s Chaplaincy work in The Diocese of Kerry. John Patrick will be working with Deaf People as part of the national Chaplaincy for Deaf People(NCDP).
The National Chaplaincy for Deaf People (NCDP) aims to assist Deaf People and the
Deaf Community by providing liturgical services and pastoral support across Ireland.
The team provide chaplaincy services to Deaf schools in Ireland and support for pupils and their parents in mainstream schools and schools that have deaf units attached. They also provide help, support, and preparation for Deaf People in receiving the Sacraments as requested. Additional pastoral services include:
o Home and Hospital Visits
o Bereavement support and Spiritual support
o Private Counselling
o Deaf Advocating
o Training for Ministry
o Annual lead retreats and pilgrimage to Lourdes and other places of interest
o Interpreting for Baptisms, Holy Communions, Confirmation, Weddings and Funerals
John Patrick Doherty contact details:
Mobile: 087 9062947
In the photo: Fr. Gerard Finucane, John Patrick Dohery (Chaplain NCDP) ,
Eileen Drumgoole (Irish Sign Language Interpreter), Fr. Gerard Tyrell (Chaplain
NCDP) and Bishop Ray Browne, They are signing: “I love you”