New Roman Missal Sign Language Interpreter Training
On November 27, 2011, the First Sunday of Advent, the Catholic Church will introduce the new edition of the Roman Missal.
On March 22-24, 2011 an online video training series was created by a national team of experienced Deaf persons, clergy, pastoral workers, and liturgical interpreters for reference and practice while preparing to interpret the new translation of the Roman Missal into American Sign Language for the Catholic Deaf Community.
It is important to note that this is a working draft model and focuses on the Common parts of the Mass.
In addition to serving as a training tool for Sign Language Interpreters, this project will also be a valuable resource for Deaf Adult Formation classes, Small Group discussion groups, and Religious Education classes for the Deaf, and more.
For use with Sign Language Interpreters, this model is intended to communicate the concepts in the text through:
- Choice of appropriate ASL signs
- Use of space
- Eye gaze
- Facial "expression" (affect/mood)
This online training is an invaluable resource for many sign language interpreters who have no training in their local areas, for small group interpreter workshops led regionally, in many communities in the USA and Canada as we prepare to celebrate Liturgy all together as one Body of Christ.
Sections Included: (mp3 for audio download for interpreters and clergy)
• I. Opening Remarks - mp3
• II. Introductory Rites - mp3
• III. The Creed - mp3
• IV. Liturgy of the Eucharist - mp3
• V. Eucharistic Prayer II - mp3
• VI. Eucharistic Prayer III - mp3
• VII. Liturgy of the Eucharist (Continued) - mp3
• VIII. Concluding Rite - mp3
This project has made sign choices based on the Liturgical meaning of a particular sign in context. The project was done in English using ASL (American Sign Language) and for use in any area where ASL is used.
Powerpoint presentations of Language Interpreter Training
For more information, contact the Office for Ministry with Persons with Disabilities at 301-853-4560.