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[Exclusive] Doctor Fr. Matthew Schneider, LC explains the logic behind a 'Sensory Friendly Mass' + See the Full Episode Launch of Session #3 on the Digital Café [Interview by: Sherri & Tina]

Sherri Marcotte and Dr. Tina Bailey met with Fr. Matthew to discuss strategies for accommodating those with sensory issues to comfortably attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Sunday, July 24, 2022: [8:30 p.m. PST]: 2nd Edition


Families or households with members living with disabilities of all types can meet with various struggles when it comes to attending the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Father Matthew Schneider’s above video helps parishes with identifying the basic steps for implementing a quiet or ‘Sensory Friendly Mass’, an option which can be explained via the Church bulletin, weekend announcements, or other electronic communications.

Learning from Father Matthew: “ON THE SENSORY FRIENDLY MASS”1

For this chosen Mass accommodation, a parish in a diocese may have the ability to:

  • Dim lights to 50-75% ;

  • Offer acoustic music (no microphones / no sound system) and/or no music at all;

  • Offer visual aids to make a liturgy more sensory-friendly;

  • Help parishioners to understand the reasons why some visitors / members of the parish need to wear sunglasses, earbuds, or noise-cancelling earphones / headphones to regulate sound / light intake, i.e. due to visual / auditory health issues.

  • It is our hope that this podcast session will help to answer any related inquiries.

See Father Matthew’s website for Sensory Mass options:

Professional Development Video: The Sensory Mass Explained in 5 min + 40 seconds

The Rosary Hour Podcast embedded in this post a short ‘HD video’ segment:

  • this ‘educational use’ clip in ‘High Definition’ will assist those in your communities to access this excerpt from the larger Digital Café Session #3 with Fr. Matthew;

  • we are happy to present Father Matthew’s insightful notes through this video short — in it, Father Matthew takes the time to explain the logic behind implementing the Sensory Friendly Mass in 5 minutes + 40 seconds.

We hope this segment will support individuals who are living either with autism or other invisible disabilities (ABI and/or other sensory disorders related to sound / light sensitivities, etc).

  • Feel free to use this short clip, in which Father Matthew guides the conversation, i.e., for your next staff / community / Pastoral team meeting

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Enjoy the link to the ‘Instant Premiere’ of this full Digital Café Episode [45:54] which features Father Matthew Schneider, LC. Now available as a LIVE RECORD on our YouTube Channel — click on the link below:


  • Priest, Religious, Moral Theologian, Autistic, Writer, Social Media Guru, etc.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Father Matthew Schneider recently defended his Doctoral Thesis on July 5, 2022. Here is a PDF linked to his topic: “A Catholic Theological Analysis of the Right to Informational Privacy”.

Father Matthew published recently his new book via Pauline Books and Media.

See the link via God Loves the Autistic Mind: Prayer Guide for Those on the Spectrum and Those Who Love Us

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Catholic convert, mother of seven, catechist and Special Needs Educator of 30+ years, Sherri Marcotte has spent time in various schools and parishes throughout British Columbia, Canada. She brings to this conversation unique expertise in approaching questions related to our topics for Digital Café Session #3. We’d like to thank Father Matthew Schneider, LC, and Sherri Marcotte for their ongoing collaboration in helping to develop the content for this important episode. It was an honour to work toward this toward this timely conversation and we are thankful to our Newsletter readers for sharing Father Matthew’s message with others in their local communities.

God bless.

~ The Rosary Hour Podcast Production Team



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