Ave Explores Series | The Mass

Overcoming Distractions During Mass with Shannon Wimp Schmidt

May 20, 2022 | 38 min.

Have you ever been distracted by the many sights and sounds at Mass? Shannon Wimp Schmidt, a mother who also has more than a decade of experience in youth and parish ministry, says you can overcome distractions by building holy habits and engaging in contemplative prayer.

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Shannon Wimp Schmidt is cohost of the Plaid Skirts and Basic Black podcast, co-author of Fat Luther, Slim Pickin's: A Black Catholic Celebration of Faith, Tradition, and Diversity, and a founding member of the Board of Directors of Catholics United for Black Lives. She has more than a decade of experience in youth and pastoral ministry.

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