Divine Worship and Sacraments
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.)
The Order of Baptism of Children: New Ritual Books at Deep Discounts
Click here to order the new ritual book and people’s editions at up to 40% off retail from two major liturgical publishers. Orders must be placed by November 23rd.
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.
Tues, November 19: St. John the Baptist (Tipp City)
Weds, November 20: Community of the Good Shepherd (Montgomery)
Featuring Fr. Paul Turner, breakouts, and more – 9a-3:30p
Sat, November 16: Holy Redeemer (New Bremen)
Sat, November 23: Our Lady of Victory (Delhi)
An “express” weekend version – 9a-2:15p
World Day of Peace: January 1, 2020
Each year, the Church celebrates the World Day of Peace on January 1st. Resources for observing this annual event in your parish are available here.
Questions and Answers
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