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Divine Worship and Sacraments Contact:

100 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-263-6609
Fax: 513-421-1582

Jeremy Helmes

Matthew Geerlings
Archdiocesan Music Director

Monica Sellers
Administrative Assistant

ODWS Publications for Order

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No phone orders, please.

This Holy and Living Sacrifice: A Formation Resource for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
($4.40 each for 1-19; $4.20 each for 20-49; $4.00 each for 50+)
This publication offers a valuable tool for the training and ongoing formation of lay Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. It includes important practical and theological information, as well as diocesan norms for the distribution of Holy Communion.  This is an excellent resource both for the individuals in this ministry and those responsible for training them.


And the Two Shall Become One: A Wedding Liturgy Planning Guide for Couples ($4.40 each for 1-19; $4.20 each for 20-49; $4.00 each for 50+)
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; $0.55 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 - families** Planning A Catholic Funeral: A Guide for Families
($2.75 each for 1-19; $2.50 each for 20-49; $2.25 each for 50+)

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. ** OUT OF STOCK — BEING REVISED


Funeral booklet cover - ministersPlanning A Catholic Funeral: A Guide for Bereavement Ministers ($3.30 each for 1-19; $3:15 each for 20-49; $3.00 for 50+)
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.



Worship Office 003The Church and Cremation (brochure; $0.25 each)
The Church and Cremation answers the most commonly-asked questions of where the Church stands on this practice, addressing such matters as pre-death instructions, embalming, the handling and interment of cremated remains, the Funeral Rite, and more.




Anointing of Sick

Anointing of the Sick (brochure; $0.25 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.




Click Here to place an order for any of the above publications.
No phone orders, please.

Free Documents to Download:

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

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

The Office for Divine Worship and Sacraments 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.