Divine Worship and Sacraments
All public Masses/liturgies in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are suspended through May 3, 2020.
The Office for Divine Worship and Sacraments (ODWS) assists the Archbishop in his role as “high priest of the flock” (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, 41), supporting the Church of Cincinnati in celebrating the sacraments and other celebrations of divine worship. “Christ is always present in his Church, especially in her liturgical celebrations.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1088)
The ODWS aims to:
- Provide formation opportunities for parishes, schools, and institutions within the archdiocese to enable the faithful to better participate in the sacramental life of the Church (workshops, conferences, consultation, online and print resources).
- Assist the Archbishop in making policies and norms regarding liturgical and sacramental ministry in the archdiocese.
- Facilitate archdiocesan celebrations of divine worship and sacraments (e.g. Rite of Election, Chrism Mass, Catholic Schools Mass, etc.
Explore resources for ministry to young families preparing for the baptism of their children. Find followup materials from our recent workshops With Great Joy and many other helpful resources for pastoral ministers.
Congratulations to Anthony DiCello on Retirement!
Congratulations to our Archdiocesan Music Director on his upcoming retirement. Find more details here
This new document lays out what kinds of projects need consultation with the Archdiocesan Committee on Sacred Art & Architecture, and ultimately approval of Archbishop Schnurr. Before you begin a renovation or reconfiguration project in your church, chapel, or oratory, please reference these guidelines and contact the ODWS or the chair of the committee with any questions or concerns.