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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

Worship and Sacraments in a Time of Public Health Concern (COVID-19)

All public Masses/liturgies in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are suspended through May 3, 2020.

Click here to find guidance on Worship and Sacraments in a Time of Public Health Concern

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:

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.

Congratulations to Anthony DiCello on Retirement!

Congratulations to our Archdiocesan Music Director on his upcoming retirement. Find more details here

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.