Divine Worship and Sacraments
Public worship may resume as of May 25, 2020. The dispensation from Sunday obligation continues until further notice.
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.
Now and At the Hour of our Death
Catholic Medical and Funeral Planning for the End of Life
Tues, Aug 18 7p-8:30p OR Weds, Aug 19 1:30p-3p
It’s never too soon to begin thinking about our own funeral, end-of-life care, and who will be making those decisions. Join us for this virtual workshop to learn about how to get started on planning a Catholic funeral and what the Church teaches on key end-of-life issues.
Pastoral Musicians’ Evenings of Renewal 2020
Cincinnati area: Mon, Aug 31, All Saints Parish, Kenwood
Dayton area: Tues, Sept 1, St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Kettering
7p Sung Vespers, followed by Awards & Reception
Join fellow pastoral musicians from around the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for an evening of renewal as we kick off a “new year” of ministry leading our parish communities in sung worship.
In addition to celebrating Evening Prayer together and a reception to conclude, we will honor our colleagues who are completing their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th, or 60th years of service to the Church, and honor those who have recently retired or will be retiring in the coming year. If you will celebrate a jubilee this year, please contact the ODWS.
There is no charge to participate, but please RSVP by Aug 15 so we can have enough worship aids and food.
*If necessary, these gatherings will be converted to virtual experiences held online
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.
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.