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Committees of the Office for Divine Worship and Sacraments
Worship Commission: The Archdiocesan Worship Commission exists as a consultative body to the Archbishop in his role as chief liturgist of the Archdiocese. The commission, in collaboration with the Worship Office, also assists parishes in matters of liturgical renewal, guidance, and direction by providing ongoing liturgical formation. They serve parish worship commissions, priests, liturgical musicians, and other pastoral ministers through communication of official directives, modifications, and changes to the liturgy, and coordination of programs in environment and art, liturgical music, and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Members of the Worship Commission are appointed by the Archbishop.
Members: Maxine Brooks, Sabrina Burton-Simonson, Brad Feltz (Vice Chair), Marisue Naber, Jim Pera, Rev. Ryan Ruiz, Deacon John Schuler, Kevin Schulze, Denise Torres-Barreras, Mary Ella Wielgos (Chair)
Consultants: Rev. Lawrence Mick, Rev. Lawrence Tensi, Rev. Steve Walter
Ex officio: Karen Kane (Director), Tony DiCello, Kathy Schmidt
Music Committee: The Archdiocesan Music Committee is a sub-committee of the Archdiocesan Worship Commission. The role of the Music Committee is to promote a high standard of musical excellence in the liturgical celebrations of the Church; to initiate and encourage collaboration among music ministers; and to assist the Worship Commission by providing formation opportunities for pastoral musicians.
Members: Darin Art, Dave Auxier, Mary Bellman, Paul Bresciani, Tony DiCello, Rick Foegler, Wylie Howell, Michael Johnson, Karen Kane (Ex officio), Denise Luebbe, Tim McManus, James Pera, Susan Quirk, Kevin Samblanet, John Wright
Environment and Art Committee: The Archdiocesan Environment and Art Committee is also a sub-committee of the Archdiocesan Worship Commission. This sub-committee was mandated by Archbishop Pilarczyk to oversee the liturgical aspects of building and renovating churches in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. It is the responsibility of this committee to approve the architectural plans and liturgical furnishings of every parish who is in the process of building or renovating a church.
Members: Rev. Timothy Kallaher, JoAnn Lopez-Kepes, Anna Peloquin, Rev. David Robisch, Darlene Stauble, Char Tribbe, John Vogelpohl, Rev. Steve P. Walter, Rev. Bernard J. Weldishofer
Director: Karen Kane
Archdiocesan R.C.I.A. Consultation Group: The Archdiocesan R.C.I.A. Consultation Group is composed of trained R.C.I.A. ministers who provide ongoing support and consultation to the Worship Office and the Office of Evangelization and Discipleship. It is the function of this group to continue the ongoing implementation of the rite and to offer suggestions for formation programs on the R.C.I.A.
Archdiocesan R.C.I.A. Team: Karen Kane, Denise Warnecke
Members: Deacon Victor Hildebrand, Lisa Fullenkamp, Sr. Marla Gipson, C.PP.S, Rev. Lawrence Mick, Scott Mussari, Patty Norris, Rev. Edward Pratt, Brenda Tibbits, Saundra Willingham, Chuck Wright,