Navigate to...

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

World Day of Peace (January 1)

Each January 1st, the Church observes a World Day of Peace.  First called for by Pope Paul VI in 1968, this annual commemoration takes place on the Solemnity of Mary, the holy Mother of God (also New Year’s Day and the Octave of Christmas).

Please use these resources to help observe the World Day of Peace on January 1 in your parish.  For more information or with questions, contact the Catholic Social Action Office or the Office for Divine Worship & Sacraments.


Archbishop Schnurr preaches on the World Day of Peace 2017

Source Quotes from Church Teaching

Homily Tie-Ins

Music Suggestions

Universal Prayer

Pope Francis Prayer for Peace

USCCB Resources