To ensure our welcome to the Congress reaches people with hearing impairements, we are making some information available in sign language.
The following video was prepared by the National Chaplaincy for Deaf People to introduce the 50th International Eucharistic Congress to people with hearing impairements:
IEC2012 announces plans for a Deaf Track at Next Year's Congress
During World Youth Day in Madrid (August 2011) Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin gave his catechesis to young members of the International Deaf Community at World Youth Day in Madrid.
Speaking briefly at the invitation of the Archbishop, Fr. Kevin Doran (Secretary General of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress) invited the young people present to come to Ireland for the Congress.
He announced that, following discussions with the International Catholic Deaf Foundation, it has been agreed that there will be a full deaf track at next year’s Congress, including six workshops facilitated by the Foundation and signed for the deaf.
"You are welcome twice over" Fr. Doran said "You are welcome as young people and you are welcome as deaf people." He also encouraged young people from the Irish deaf community to sign up for the Congress Volunteer Programme.