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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You can now shop the ODWS online.  Parishes, schools, and other non-profits can shop tax-free for all ODWS publications and other useful resources for liturgical and sacramental ministries.  In addition to our workbooks for engaged couples preparing a wedding liturgy, for families preparing the funeral liturgy of a loved one, and for extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, you can also find a variety of other resources.

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Jeremy Helmes

ODWS Director

Matthew Geerlings

Music Director

Gloria Ann Castleman

Administrative Assistant

Contact THE ODWS

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (513) 263-6609

Fax: (513) 421-1582