• The Messenger

    Official newspaper of the Diocese of Covington, serving over 27,000 Catholic families.

    Published 44 times a year.

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

    Publisher of the Messenger

  • The Messenger strives to meet these goals:

    To share the Gospel message of salvation as an instrument of evangelization;

    To present and explain Church teaching in a positive and empathetic way;

    To promote mutual understanding and unity in the diocese;

  • The Messenger strives to meet these goals:

    To foster and support all forms of Christian family life;

    To share the personal faith experiences of the Catholic community;

  • The Messenger strives to meet these goals:

    To report on the development and growth of Catholic faith formation and;

    To be a source of Catholic information and inspiration.

The Catholic newspaper for the Diocese of Covington, Ky.

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Upcoming Events

Feb. 14 Decades of ‘I do,’ Blessed Sacrament Parish

Centennial celebration of marriage

Feb. 20 Monthly Holy Hour for Victims of Sexual Abuse and for the Sanctification of Priests

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 3 p.m.

Feb. 26 Ash Wednesday

Mass at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 10 a.m.

Feb. 27 [email protected]

Join Bishop Foys in Frankfort to lend your voice in the public square to lawmakers.

Lenten Fish Frys

St. Agnes Parish, Ft. Wright

Murphy Hall, Feb. 28, March 6, 13 and 20.

St. Augustine Parish, Covington

4–7 p.m., Feb. 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, in the gym. Call 431-3943.

St. Francis Xavier Parish, Falmouth

4–7:30 p.m., Feb. 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3. Volunteers needed.

Knights of Columbus, Elsmere

Feb. 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 and 10. Lunch 11 a.m.– 2 p.m., dinner 4:30 p.m.– 8 p.m. 605 Lytle Avenue. Carryout orders: 342-6643.

St. Mary Parish, Alexandria

4:30–7:30 p.m., Feb. 28, March 6 and 13.

St. Patrick Church, Taylor Mill

Feb. 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 4:30–7:30 p.m. Call 356-5151.

Featured News

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2020 Messengers

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