Divine Worship and Sacraments


The Office for Divine Worship and Sacraments (ODWS) assists the Archbishop in his role as “high priest of the flock”, supporting the Church of Cincinnati in celebrating the sacraments and other celebrations of divine worship.  “Christ is always present in his Church, especially in her liturgical celebrations.” 

The ODWS aims to:

  • Provide formation opportunities for parishes, schools, and institutions within the archdiocese to enable the faithful to better participate in the sacramental life of the Church (workshops, conferences, consultation, online and print resources).
  • Assist the Archbishop in making policies and norms regarding liturgical and sacramental ministry in the archdiocese.
  • Facilitate archdiocesan celebrations of divine worship and sacraments (e.g. Rite of Election, Chrism Mass, Catholic Schools Mass, etc.)



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Jeremy Helmes

ODWS Director
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Matthew Geerlings

Music Director
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Monica Sellers

Administrative Assistant

Contact THE ODWS

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (513) 263-6609

Fax: (513) 421-1582