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Divine Worship and Sacraments Contact:

100 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-263-6609
Fax: 513-421-1582

Jeremy Helmes

Anthony J. DiCello
Archdiocesan Music Director

Monica Sellers
Administrative Assistant

Divine Worship and Sacraments

Mission Statement

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:

The Order of Baptism of Children: New Ritual Books at Deep Discounts

Click here to order the new ritual book and people’s editions at up to 40% off retail from two major liturgical publishers. Orders must be placed by November 23rd.


Guidelines for Renovating and Reconfiguring a Church

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.

WITH GREAT JOY: Exploring the New Order of Baptism of Children

Tues, November 19: St. John the Baptist (Tipp City)
Weds, November 20: Community of the Good Shepherd (Montgomery)
Featuring Fr. Paul Turner, breakouts, and more – 9a-3:30p

Sat, November 16: Holy Redeemer (New Bremen)
Sat, November 23: Our Lady of Victory (Delhi)
An “express” weekend version – 9a-2:15p

World Day of Peace: January 1, 2020

Each year, the Church celebrates the World Day of Peace on January 1st.  Resources for observing this annual event in your parish are available here.

Questions and Answers

Click Here for answers to frequently asked questions!