Navigate to...

Divine Worship and Sacraments Contact:

Karen Kane
This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.

The Light Is On For You

 Click on image below for parish resources, promotional materials and more:

Archdiocese of Cincinnati 2018 Flu Season Statement

In response to the severity of the influenza outbreak, Archbishop Schnurr has approved an archdiocesan statement that addresses various concerns in relation to Mass and other liturgical celebrations. Click here to read the statement.

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

  • Click here for Rite of Election information documents/form.
  • Click here for 3:30 Cincinnati seating chart
  • Click here for 7:30 Cincinnati seating chart
  • Click here for 3:30 Dayton seating chart

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.
Bishop Binzer presiding

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

2018 Seasonal Resources

Liturgy Preparation Aid for Lent, Triduum, Easter

 Bulletin Shorts for Lent

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 Prayer – 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.

Summer 2018 Youth Music Programs

There are a variety of great music programs/camps for young singers and musicians this summer.  Click here to see what’s available for your child or someone you know.