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Sensory-Friendly Christmas Mass A Christmas Service for all.

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Dayton, OH: St. Henry Catholic Church in conjunction with the Office for Respect Life Ministries for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will be providing a Sensory-Friendly Mass on Christmas Day at 11:30am. This service will be perfect for any person who struggles with the crowds, noise, sights, and smells of the typical Christmas Mass. The Sensory-Friendly Christmas Mass is one of a series of liturgies that have been taking place in the Dayton Deanery that are specifically designed for those with autism, ADHD, and other developmental and intellectual disabilities.

How does this service look different?

• Softer music
• Lower lights
• More literal readings & homily (sermon)
• Adaptive Missals for various developmental stages

Yes, Mass is a little bit different. The sound is a little quieter and the lights are a little lower. We are using the Children’s Lectionary so that the readings are a little more literal, but outside of that the biggest thing that is different about these liturgies is that we want you there in the pew and that there isn’t stigma. Even if you or your child has behavioral issues that make it more difficult to attend Mass, you are welcome and we want you there!

The Sensory-Friendly Christmas Mass will take place on Christmas Day- Wednesday, December 25 at 11:30am. For more information about this liturgy and the others scheduled around the Dayton Area, please go to our website: www.catholiccincinnati.org/sensory-friendly-resources/ or follow our Facebook Page @SpecialNeedsAoC

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