A message from Bishop Foys

13 July 2021

It is with gratitude to Almighty God that I welcome Very Rev. John C. Iffert as my successor as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Covington. I am grateful also to our Holy Father Pope Francis for providing for the pastoral care of our Diocese by this appointment.

Bishop-elect Iffert brings a wealth of pastoral and administrative experience to his episcopal ministry having served in both parish and diocesan administration. He comes well-prepared to provide for the needs of our Diocese as a pastor with the heart of a shepherd.

In the very short time I have known Bishop-elect Iffert through our initial conversations I have come to appreciate his caring manner and his desire to do the will of God in his life. He also has a delightful sense of humor that will serve him well in his episcopal ministry.

Our new Bishop is sent in the name of Christ as a pastor to care for the portion of God’s people entrusted to him. I have no doubt that Bishop-elect Iffert will shepherd the Lord’s flock, educate the faithful as beloved in Christ, and govern the Church of God so as to help her grow — through the Gospel and the Eucharist — into one community in the Holy Spirit. (cf. Directory for the Pastoral Ministry of Bishops, #158)

Bishop-elect Iffert comes to a Diocese of dedicated priests, deacons, consecrated religious and devoted lay faithful. I am confident that he will receive a warm welcome as he takes up his ministry among us. For my part, I pledge him my prayerful support and loyalty as a brother bishop and I look forward to his leadership among us.

Ad multos annos!

Most Rev. Roger J. Foys, D.D.
Bishop of Covington

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Welcome Bishop-elect Iffert

Bishop Roger  Foys, the priests, deacons, religious and lay faithful of the Diocese of Covington rejoice at the announcement that the Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed Father John C. Iffert the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Covington, Ky.

Bishop-elect Iffert asks everyone to join with him in praying every day this adapted prayer of St. Isaac Jogues as we prepare for his consecration and installation Sept. 30 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.

“Wherever I go from here, Lord, let me be strong in faith and poor in spirit. Make me a man after your own heart.”

Click here to watch the press conference introducing Bishop-elect Iffert.

How do I …

In the Diocese of Covington, before contracting the services of an extern (from outside the diocese) priest or deacon, man or woman religious, or lay person a request for verification in good standing must be submitted to the Chancery. Click here and you will be directed to the Chancery’s webpage where you can download and submit the proper form.

You’re engaged — congratulations! Visit the Office of Catechesis and Evangelization page and click on the quick link “Programs for Engaged Couples” for answers to your questions.

The Office of Catechesis and Evangelization offers a variety of adult faith formation classes throughout the school year and during the summer. These classes are also required as part of the catechist certification process and formation for aspirants to the permanent diaconate. For information and the schedule of classes Click Here.

The Archives of the Diocese of Covington offers assistance in obtaining sacramental records and other genealogical information.

The Tribunal Office is available to help with the annulment process.

Employment opportunities for diocesan administrative positions, principals, teachers, and other parish and school positions can be found by clicking here.