• The Messenger

    Official newspaper of the Diocese of Covington, serving over 29,000 Catholic families.

    Published 44 times a year.

  • Most Rev. John C. Iffert

    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 Eucharist: The Source and Summit

Upcoming Events

Day of Prayer and Penance for Life

Day of Prayer and Penance for Life

Friday, 21 January 2022

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

In solidarity with the pilgrims who are traveling to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Bishop John Iffert has declared Friday, Jan. 21, a Day of Prayer and Penance for Life through- out the Diocese of Covington. Each church is to be open for prayer and to schedule at least one hour of Eucharistic adoration.

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Ft. Mitchell, 7 – 8 p.m.

Church of the Transfiguration, Perry Park, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Holy Cross Parish, Covington, 9:30–11 a.m.

Holy Spirit Parish, Newport, 8:30–10 a.m.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Burlington, 10:30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.

Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish, Erlanger, 9:30 a.m.–noon

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Park Hills, 1–7:30 p.m.

Our Savior Parish, Covington, all day for prayer

St. Agnes Parish, Park Hills, noon–2 p.m.

St. Augustine Parish, Covington, 8:30–11:30 a.m.

St. Barbara Parish, Erlanger, 12 a.m.–11:59 p.m.

St. Benedict Parish, Covington, 9 a.m.–noon

Sts. Boniface and James Parish, Ludlow, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Ft. Thomas, 9:15 a.m.–5:45 p.m.

St. Edward Mission, Owenton, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

St. Henry Parish, Elsmere, 9 a.m.–noon

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Carrollton, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Covington, 9:15–10:15 a.m.

St. Joseph Parish, Camp Springs, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

St. Joseph Parish, Cold Spring, 7–8 p.m.

St. Joseph Parish, Crescent Springs, All day

St. Joseph Parish, Warsaw, noon–5 p.m.

St. Patrick Parish, Taylor Mill, all day in adoration chapel

St. Philip Parish, Melbourne, 2–3 p.m.

St. Therese Parish, Southgate, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

St. Thomas Parish, Ft. Thomas, 9:45 a.m.–noon

St. Timothy Parish, Union, 11 a.m.–noon

St. William Parish, Williamstown, 9–11 a.m.

Holy Hour for Life

Bishop Iffert encourages the faithful of the diocese to join together in prayer for a Holy Hour for Life,
Jan. 21, 7 p.m., at one of the following 10 parishes:

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Ft. Mitchell

Divine Mercy Parish, Bellevue

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Burlington

St. Edward Parish, Cynthiana

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Carrollton

St. Mary Parish, Alexandria

St. Patrick Parish, Maysville

St. Patrick Parish, Taylor Mill

St. Paul Parish, Florence

A priestly vocation in mind? Or know someone who might need a nudge?

Discernment Dinner for Men

On the first Sunday of every month the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 12th and Madison in Covington, hosts a Discernment Dinner at the Cathedral rectory for men (high school age and older) who are discerning a vocation to the priesthood, open to the possibility of a vocation or would simply like to have questions answered about the priesthood or seminary. These dinners begin at 6:30 p.m. and usually last about 60-90 minutes. The next dates are Aug. 6, Sept. 3 and Oct. 1.

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