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Divine Worship and Sacraments Contact:

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

Office for Divine Worship and Sacraments 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)

ODWS 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 by completing the online PDF form.

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And the Two Shall Become One, which 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.

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 ODWS, Marriage and Family Life, 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).


Funeral booklet cover - familiesPlanning A Catholic Funeral: A Guide for Families – $2.50 each or $2.25 for 10+
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 for 10+
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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