Hands of Joy

Sister Conchetta LoPresti uses American Sign Language to minister to the Deaf in western New York in many ways. Each week she interprets Mass at Resurrection Parish in Cheektowaga; she also teaches English to Deaf immigrants. She is a nationally certified counselor specializing in therapy for the Deaf and recently earned her credential as a spiritual director, hoping to assist those in the Deaf community looking to deepen their faith and their relationship with God.