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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 Light is On For You: March 24

Every parish/pastoral region in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will offer the Sacrament of Penance on Tues, March 24 from 7p-9p.  Pastors and parish leaders can find resources to assist in this celebration.  Resources to assist the faithful in making a good confession can be found here.


Participate in our new webinar series for RCIA ministers – veteran and novice – from the comfort of your desk or couch!  Topics include:

Just 90 minutes, including time for Q&A and discussion!

Click here for more details and to get signed up!

With Great Joy: Resources for the Baptism of Children

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.

EMHC Training Schedule

Follow the title link above for dates, locations, and times of the March 2020 training sessions for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.  One session is focused on ministry to the sick, hospitalized, or homebound.

April dates and locations to be determined for multiple sessions conducted in Spanish for those
who minister in Spanish-speaking communities.

Sunday of the Word of God

Explore resources for celebrating the first-ever Sunday of the Word of God on January 26th: liturgical resources for parishes, resources for families, and more!

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.