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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, Brad Feltz, Rachelle Kramer, Dr. William H. Johnston, Fr. Satish Joseph, Elizabeth Montgomery, Jim Pera, Emily Strand, Denise Torres-Barreras, Mary Ella Wielgos
Consultants: Rev. Lawrence Mick, Rev. Lawrence Tensi, Rev. Steve Walter
Director: Karen Kane
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: Dave Auxier, James Pera, John Wright, Kevin Samblanet, Mary Bellman, Michael Johnson, Tony DiCello, Rick Foegler, Wylie Howell, Paul Bresciani, Denise Luebbe, Tim McManus, Susan Quirk, Karen Kane (Ex-Officio)
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 a composed of trained R.C.I.A. ministers who provides ongoing support and consultation to the Worship Office and the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis. 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, Kris Krimm, Denise Warnecke
Members: Rev. Mr. 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,