Parish Planning Resources

Planning Timeline for Sensory Friendly Mass: Checklist of planning steps from 3 months to the day of the Sensory Friendly Mass.

Etiquette and Hospitality Tips: Use this guide as a reference to train or prepare ushers and liturgical ministers to establish a culture of welcome for parishioners with disabilities and their families.

Sensory Friendly Mass Check List: This can be used as a general guide in planning for the Sensory Friendly Mass.

Sensory Friendly Mass Planning Form: This planning form can be used to plan a Sensory Friendly Mass. Be sure to share with all those involved in Liturgical roles for this Mass.

Homily Helps for Lent: Suggestions to make the homilies more concrete to engage all present at the Sensory Friendly Mass.

Guide for Ordinary and Extraordinary Ministers of Eucharist: A helpful guide from the Office of Divine Worship in collaboration with the Office for Persons with Disabilities

Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities: Approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on June 15, 2017, these guidelines greatly assist in ministry to persons with disabilities.