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Divine Worship and Sacraments Contact:

Karen Kane
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100 East Eight Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-421-3131
Fax: 513-421-1582

Anthony J. DiCello
Archdiocesan Music Director
Phone: 513-421-2222

Divine Worship and Sacraments

Welcome to the Office for Divine Worship and Sacraments! The purpose of this office for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is to serve as a central location through which the liturgical needs of the Archdiocese can be addressed. The office devotes its efforts to offering liturgical, theological, pastoral, canonical, and historical guidance in the celebration of the Church’s liturgical rites.

The Office for Divine Worship and Sacraments primarily serves pastors, parish musicians and staff persons, parish worship commissions, and parish members by providing consultation and resources in the areas of liturgy, RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), environment and art, music, and the sacraments.

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2018 Archdiocesan Liturgical Celebrations

Rite of Election & Call to Continuing Conversion– Sunday, February 18
Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Dayton 3:30 p.m. only

  • Documents are posted on ODWS website.
  • Please let us know if there are any individuals attending the Rite of Election with special needs so we can accommodate them accordingly.

Chrism Mass – Tuesday, March 27
Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati – 7:00 p.m.

Neophyte Mass – Sunday, April 15
Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati – 11:00 a.m.

Future Neophyte Mass Dates:
May 5, 2019
April 26. 2020
April 18, 2021
May 1, 2022
April 23, 2023
April 14, 2024


Ordinary Time, Winter – January 14 – February 14, 2018

2018 Rite of Election

Click here for documents/form.

2018 Workshops

Lex Orandi – Monday, February 19, 26, March 5, 12 – Church of the Assumption, Mt. Healthy – 7:00 p.m.  Click here for information and registration.

Lay Leaders of PrayerRESCHEDULED for Spring 2018!  Thursday, April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17 – St. Francis of Assisi, Centerville.  Completion of this workshop qualifies for 3 hours of catechist certification. Click here for information and registration.

Two-part RCIA Workshop: Condition Critical! with Msgr. Michael Clay – Part I, Saturday, May 19/ Part II date TBD – St. John the Evangelist, West Chester (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). Click here for information and registration.


2018 Children’s Choir Festival

Children’s Choir Festival – February 23 & 24 – St. John the Evangelist, West Chester Click here for information, repertoire, and registration.