Laura Keener, Editor. This year’s solemnity of St. Joseph, March 19, carried a particularly celebratory tone in the Diocese of Covington as the Year of St. Joseph begins to unfold like an Easter lily — a common symbol for the saint. With his apostolic letter “Patris corde” (With a Father’s Heart), Pope Francis declared Dec. […]
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Father Jordan Hainsey, Messenger Contributor. The “Year of St. Joseph” was proclaimed by Pope Francis on Dec. 8, 2020 and extends to December 8, 2021. It honors the 150th anniversary of Pope Blessed Pius IX’s proclamation of St. Joseph as the “Patron of the Universal Church” (“Quemadmodum Deus”). Special plenary indulgences have been granted “to perpetuate the […]
Father Jordan Hainsey, Messenger Contributor Holy relics are the physical objects that have a direct association with the saints or with our Lord. First class relics are the body or fragments of the body of a saint, such as pieces of bone or flesh. Second class relics are something that a saint personally owned, such […]
2021 Saint Edward (Harrison) March 13-14 St. Francis Xavier (Pendleton) March 20-21 St. Augustine (Augusta, Bracken) March 27-28 Saint James (Bracken) April 3-4 St. Rose of Lima (Mason) April 10-11 St. Charles Borromeo (Flemingsburg) April 17-18 St. Patrick (Mason) April 24-25 Holy Redeemer (Lewis) May 1-2 Sts. Peter and Paul (Campbell) May 8-9 St. Mary […]
Laura Keener, Editor. As part of Catholic Sisters Week, March 8 – 12, the Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery, Notre Dame Sisters U.S.A. and Sisters of Divine Providence, Melbourne, are teaming up to bring awareness to food insecurity and a challenge to end hunger. They are inviting everyone to join them. The three religious […]
Laura Keener, Editor “The sign of an active parish, that the parish is indeed alive with Jesus Christ, is bringing in new members, assisting people to hear God’s voice,” said Bishop Roger Foys at this year’s Rite of Election. “COVID-19 has affected the lives of everyone and every institution, including our parishes, but despite this […]
Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. Bishop Roger Foys installed 16 candidates for the permanent diaconate to the ministry of acolyte Feb 7 at the 10 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. Three candidates were from parishes in the Diocese of Covington and the remaining 13 from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The candidates for the […]
Allegra Thatcher, Assistant Editor. On the feast of St. Blaise, patron of throat illnesses, and in the midst of a week filled with gratitude and fun, Bishop Roger Foys celebrated an all-schools Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington in honor of the 47th annual Catholic Schools Week. Each of the diocesan schools […]
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