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Worship Contact:

Karen Kane
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100 East Eight Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-421-3131
Fax: 513-421-1582

Worship Office Publications for Order

 Free Documents to Download:

Youth Sunday Mass (Page 1 of 2) (PDF file)

Youth Sunday Mass (Page 2 of 2) (PDF file)

The Worship Office has developed a number of publications to assist parishes in various areas of the worship life of their community.  These resources may be ordered directly through the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Worship Office by completing the online PDF form or calling the worship office directly at 513-421-3131.

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CELEBRATING MARRIAGE $3.50 each / $3.25 for 25+
Celebrating Marriage, which now includes the new ritual texts of the Roman Missal, Third Edition, has been substantially revised to better meet the pastoral and spiritual needs of young adults preparing their marriage liturgy. This booklet invites couples into a deeper understanding of the sacrament of marriage and helps them to understand ‘why we do what we do’ in the marriage liturgy.  We have provided questions for reflection after each section; the Lectionary readings; ritual texts; sample intercessions; and planning sheets. Planning sheets are available online so that couples can download and print them.  We have also provided a section for couples to reflect upon their experience after the wedding liturgy.  For links to planning sheets click here.


These guidelines have been designed to help parishes to understand more fully the theology and history of adoration and exposition, as well as offer guidelines for the celebration of Exposition and Benediction.  The booklet offers reading and music suggestions for the Rite of Exposition as well as a planning guide to assist in the preparation of the rite.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION: A Parish Formation Program, Archdiocese of Cincinnati  –  $3.00 or $2.75 if 10 or more are purchased
The purpose of this publication is to assist pastors and parish staff members in their ministry, especially as they train Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to carry out their duties within the liturgy with reverence and proper decorum.  The historical, theological, spiritual, and practical formation material included in the test will provide those who prepare training programs in the parish with useful information and resources, as well as serve as an excellent resource for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

Mourning the Loss of an Unborn Child or Infant (brochure)
50 cents each
This new parish, hospital, and funeral home resource has been developed by the Worship Office and Family and Respect Life Office.  There are two parts to the resource: pastoral notes for pastoral leaders and a brochure for parents and families who have lost an unborn child or infant shortly after birth.  These circumstances are usually very difficult for the pastoral minister, particularly when trying to discern which rites of the Church are most appropriate in the various circumstances.  The pastoral notes are available online (click here) and the brochure can be ordered through the Worship Office at 513-421-3131 (ext. 6609) or email,

Funeral booklet cover - familiesPlanning A Catholic Funeral: A Guide for Families – $2.50 each or $2.25 if 10 or more are purchased
Preparing a Catholic Funeral: Guide for Families, is intended to provide families with the opportunity to understand the funeral liturgy and its options including the readings from the Lectionary.  This booklet is a pastoral resource, recognizing the grief of families.  The family booklet includes a letter of condolence from Archbishop Schnurr.


Funeral booklet cover - ministersPlanning A Catholic Funeral: A Guide for Bereavement Ministers – $3.00 each or $2.75 if 10 or more are purchased
Preparing a Catholic Funeral: Guide for Bereavement Ministers, will assist bereavement ministers in understanding ministry with the bereaved, the role of bereavement ministers, understanding the funeral liturgy and its options, and preparation of the rites.


THE CHURCH AND CREMATION  (brochure)  20 cents each
Questions and answer format concerning cremation, the funeral liturgy, and the catholic church.



Prepared by the Music Sub-Committee of the Worship Commission of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, this booklet provides an overview of the factors to be considered in any organ project; purchase, renovation or restoration. A list of further resources and listings of Pipe Organ Builders throughout the United States are provided in this resource.


Anointing of Sick

ANOINTING OF THE SICK (brochure)  20 cents each
Q & A format introduces the history, celebration and theology of the sacrament of the anointing of the sick, and gives practical examples of when, where, by whom, and for whom it may be celebrated.




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