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Bishop Foys accepts candidate for seminary

Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. Zacharias Schoen, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Aug. 9, in a ceremony known as the Rite of Candidacy, declared his intention to discern a priestly vocation as a seminarian for the Diocese of Covington. Bishop Roger Foys, on behalf of the entire Church, accepted his candidacy. Mr. Schoen has […]

Catholic schools to reopen August 17

Messenger Staff Report In a letter to Catholic School leaders Bishop Roger Foys and Mike Clines, superintendent of Catholic Schools, announced that schools would begin in-person instruction the week of August 17 in the Diocese of Covington. The decision was made after much consultation, including with the Kentucky bishops of Lexington, Louisville and Owensboro, and […]

Diocese of Covington releases requirements, guidelines for opening of schools

Messenger Staff Report After months of intense discernment and discussion the Diocese of Covington Department of Catholic Schools has released information on how the nine Catholic high schools and 30 elementary schools and pre-schools will open next month. The 13-page document entitled “COVID-19 Return to School Requirements” was e-mailed to all priests and principals July […]

Parish Kitchen opens for lunch at new location

Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. The Parish Kitchen, now operated on Madison Ave., a mile south of its former Pike Street location, opened for lunch July 20. It’s still serving to-go meals 11:30 a.m. –1:30 p.m. daily, this week for the first time at the new site. About 150 guests received meals July 20, with many […]

Bishop Foys blesses new Parish Kitchen, set to open July 20

Laura Keener, Editor. Sixteen months after having acquired the property on the corner of Madison Ave. and 16th Street, Covington, renovations of the new location of the Parish Kitchen have been completed. During a small ceremony, July 10, attended by Board Members of the Parish Kitchen and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington, Bishop Roger Foys […]

Outreach Ministry finds new home to serve community

Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. “I’m the only priest in the diocese who lives in a grocery store,” said Msgr. William Cleves. But the joy radiating from him and his volunteers that run the Outreach Ministry at Holy Spirit Parish, Newport, shows that he’s far from complaining about giving up his space. For the last two […]

Diocesan schools look forward to welcoming students back to campus in August

Laura Keener, Editor. The news teachers, parents and students have been waiting for has been announced. The second week of August is the week when Catholic schools in the Diocese of Covington will begin in-person instruction for the 2020–2021 school year. Since mid-May, Michael Clines, superintendent of Schools, and Kendra McGuire, associate superintendent, have been […]