Amid great trials, Bishop Maes built a cathedral to ‘speak for centuries to come’

Looking for a great school? Upcoming Open Houses

Prospective students and their parents are invited to explore academic opportunities at the Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Covington at an upcoming open house. Meet the teachers, visit the campus and discover ways that each student can be challenged academically, while growing their faith life.

Secondary Schools

Sunday, Oct. 27

Bishop Brossart High School
Alexandria, 1–3:30 p.m.

Villa Madonna Academy, K–12
Villa Hills, 1 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Covington Catholic High School
Park Hills, 1–4 p.m.

Notre Dame Academy
Park Hills, 1–3 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Holy Cross District High School
Latonia, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Newport Central Catholic High School
Newport, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 17

St. Henry District High School
Erlanger, 1–4 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8

Covington Latin School, Covington
(two sessions) 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Primary Schools (in chronological order)

 

St. Timothy Pre-school, Union
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6–7 p.m.

St. Joseph School, Crescent Springs
Sunday, Oct. 27, noon–2 p.m.

St, Agnes School, Ft. Wright
Sunday, Nov. 3, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

St. Paul Early Education, Florence
Sunday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Prince of Peace Montessori School, Covington
Sunday, Nov. 10, 12:30–2 p.m.

Blessed Sacrament School, Ft. Mitchell
Sunday, Nov. 10, 2–4 p.m.

Religion Teacher – Prince of Peace Montessori

Prince of Peace Montessori is seeking a part-time Religion teacher.  Applicants for the position must be active, practicing Catholics.  Montessori experience is preferred but not required.  To apply submit a cover letter and resume to Principal, Tony Barkley at [email protected].

Bishop Maes funeral Mass is an historic event

Messenger staff report.

An historic event will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. On that day the funeral Mass and entombment of the diocese’s third bishop, Bishop Camillus Paul Maes, will be held.

Bishop Roger Foys will be the celebrant. A walking historical tour of the Cathedral will be given following the Mass. Invitations went out last week to all the people of the diocese.

It was through the vision and vigor of Bishop Maes that the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption was built. Records show that Bishop Maes built Covington’s Mother Church as gift to the city of Covington as a token of his affection and as a monument to speak for centuries to come of the love of Christ, for “indeed, the message of the Cathedral is the message of Christ himself.”

Bringing Bishop Maes home to the church he loved and built is a “monument of gratitude” for his contributions to the Church in Northern Kentucky.

The former baptistery — now a prayer space located under the choir loft — has been transformed into a mausoleum. Bishop Maes, who last month was exhumed from St. Mary Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, will be entombed in the mausoleum. The new tomb of Bishop Maes features a sarcophagus of white and green marble, similar to the cathedral’s marble work. The lid features a hand carved white marble effigy depicting Bishop Maes lying in repose.

Bishop Maes was the longest serving bishop of the Diocese of Covington (1885–­1915).

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BBHS Mustang Athletic Complex dedication

Messenger Staff Report.

Bishop Roger Foys blessed and dedicated, Oct. 4, the Bishop Brossart High School Mustang Athletic Complex (MAC). The complex is the realization of a $5.2 million project that includes an athletic stadium, a building with locker rooms, concessions, an athletic training room and offices and parking. The field features a synthetic turf that will allow the stadium to be used year round.

The MAC is Bishop Brossart High School’s outdoor athletic facility and will also provide the local community with more venue options for athletics and other events. The complex can be used for concerts, receptions, class reunions, retreats and other social and spiritual gatherings for the local community.

“All can say is it is about time. You’ve been working on this a long time,” said Bishop Foys at the dedication. “I know it was a dream and sometimes it was a nightmare but it has all came out well. That’s because of faith — faith in God, faith in each other, faith in our students and faith in the future.”

The dedication was held Friday afternoon during the school day. Father Gerald Reinersman, pastoral administrator, gave the invocation. Daniel Ridder, principal, and Michael Clines, superintendent of Catholic Schools, addressed the crowd. All of the BBHS students attended giving Bishop Foys an opportunity to speak directly to the students.

“Remember that all of this is for you,” he told the students. “In choosing Bishop Brossart High School your parents have chosen one of the 9 Catholic high schools in our school system. These facilities will enhance your education and will also enhance in its own way the transmission of the faith. What you see today is an act of faith and for that all of us need to thank God.”

<<More information about the Mustang Athletic Complex will be featured in a special section of an upcoming edition of the Messenger.>>

Mental Health and Pregnancy/Adoption Counselor

The Diocese of Covington’s Catholic Charities is seeking to hire a full-time Counselor for our Mental Health and Pregnancy/Adoption Programs.  This counselor performs all the duties of a Licensed Counselor, for our general counseling practice serving individuals and families with a partial emphasis on pregnancy and adoption.

Educational and Experiential Criteria:

  • Practicing Roman Catholic.
  • Master’s degree required plus three years related experience preferred.
  • Advanced licensure or certification indicating ability to practice independently or be within one year of that certification, such as LPCC or LCSW.
  • Experience with diverse populations including children, adults, couples, and families, those with mental illness and substance use disorders, life transitions, all income levels, various cultural backgrounds. In addition, interest in Pregnancy Counseling and Adoption Services strongly preferred.
  • Experience with DSM 5.
  • Performs all the duties of the independent therapist and demonstrates an ability to work independently other than with administrative oversight.
  • Participates in internal and external functions which advance the cause of human services at Catholic Charities and in the community including: advocacy, teaching, participation in planning processes, etc.

Interested candidates should submit resume, including at least three references with contact email addresses, along with cover letter and salary history by email to Stephen Koplyay, SPHR [email protected].  For the full job posting please click:  Mental Health Pregnancy-Adoption Counselor

Substitute Teachers – St. Agnes

Saint Agnes School, a K-8 school in Fort Wright, Kentucky is seeking substitute teachers for the 2019-2020 school year.  Substitute teachers must be Virtus trained. Please submit a resume or letter of interest to Assistant Principal Judy Pieper at [email protected]

Music Teacher – St. Agnes

Saint Agnes School, a K-8 school in Fort Wright, Kentucky is currently seeking a Music Teacher for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.  This is a part-time, contracted position teaching music to K-8 students. We are seeking applicants who are practicing Roman Catholics with liturgical, choral, and theatrical music experience.  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Principal Erin Cappy at [email protected].

Substitute Teachers – St. Therese

St. Therese Catholic School is seeking substitute teachers for the 2019-2020 school year.  Substitute teachers must be Virtus trained.  Please submit a resume or letter of interest to Principal Katie Boruske at [email protected] or call 859-441-0449 for more information.

School Counselor – St. Cecilia

St. Cecilia School in Independence, Kentucky is looking for a certified elementary School Counselor to serve students in Grades K-8 on a flexible and part time schedule.  If interested please send cover letter and resume to Kenny Collopy at [email protected].