Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. He’s known as a piano tuner, an organist, a choir director and a lector. But few know him as a Korean war veteran, a member of the first graduating class from Covington Latin School, a proud father of six and a man who lost his wife too soon. He might be […]
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Messenger Staff Report The Seminarian Education Fund for the Diocese of Covington will be held the weekend of Nov. 7-8 at all Masses across the diocese. All parishioners will receive a mailing before the weekend with brochures, prayer cards and response cards to facilitate donations either to be mailed or brought to Mass that weekend […]
Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. To celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week Nov. 1-7, local religious orders are hosting virtual open houses via Zoom. In place of traditional meet and greets, the sisters are inviting young adults to drop in on calls to learn more about religious life and specific communities. Of the 14 participating orders, three […]
Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. A misty morning and a vague drizzle of rain on fall leaves couldn’t dampen the spirits of those gathered to install the newly arrived steeple at St. John Mission, Dividing Ridge on Oct. 20. The mission, founded as the parish of St. John, was the life’s work and joy of eight […]
Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. The annual Pro-Life Mass, celebrated Oct. 13, was uncharacteristically quiet, with just a few crying babies present and a congregation spread out at a safe distance across the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. Two representatives from every parish across the diocese gathered for a Mass celebrated by Bishop Roger Foys. Concelebrants […]
Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. The principals of the Diocese of Covington schools met with Bishop Roger Foys Oct. 15 at St. Henry District High School to discuss the changing protocols regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and to install Kendra McGuire as the new superintendent of Catholic Schools. They began with Mid-Morning Prayer from the Liturgy of […]
Laura Keener, Editor. Since 1999, the leadership of Mary Rose Mission has faithfully fulfilled its mission “To Love as God Loves” by serving those in need through the intercession of Mary. That abandonment to God’s will has led the mission full-circle, with an added new ministry in a familiar place — a Guest House for […]
Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. The 2020-2021 school year has certainly presented challenges for communities across the globe when social distancing is required for everyone’s safety and sports games are mostly cancelled because of COVID-19. Yet at Thomas More University, students and faculty are making sure authentic education still occurs, safely. From an academic standpoint, a […]
Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. Deacon Tom Dushney is celebrating his 40th year of the diaconate, and credits it with his greater formation as a man. Whether baptizing his grandchildren or teaching RCIA, he says his service to the Church has been his route to sanctification. “I had a great desire to serve God, his Church […]
Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. It’s a week for new beginnings and an advent of hope at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. The new Cancer Center was dedicated Sept. 29 by Bishop Roger Foys after the ribbon cutting ceremony, and opened to its first patient Oct. 1. Mr. Garren Colvin, president and CEO, said, “This building, and […]
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