• 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

  • Wait No More – Florence Baptist Church, Aug. 20

    “To the world you may be one person. To one person you may be the world.”

    Click Here for informational video
  • 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;
    To foster and support all forms of Christian family life;
    To share the personal faith experiences of the Catholic community;
    To report on the development and growth of Catholic faith formation and;
    To be a source of Catholic information and inspiration.

  • Cross the Bridge for Life 2019

    The 14th annual Cross the Bridge for Life took place June 2 in Newport, Ky. Click below to watch a video produced by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

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The Messenger is published weekly August through May and every other week in the months of June and July.

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Upcoming Events

Holy Hour for victims of abuse

There will be a Holy Hour on the third Thursday of every month, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, 3–4 p.m., to pray for victims of sexual abuse by clergy and to pray for the Church. All priests of the diocese will be in attendance; the lay faithful are invited to join. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed, concluding with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and benediction. The sacrament of penance will be available during the Holy Hour. Next Holy Hour: Thursday, Sept. 19.

BBHS Art Show

Bishop Brossart High School, art gallery, Michael Altman art show, Aug. 11–Sept. 1. Show times are Sundays, noon–4 p.m., and Monday–Saturday by appointment. Call 630-2874.

Wait No More — Foster Care Event

“Wait No More,” foster, adopt, support event, Aug. 20, 6–8 p.m., at Florence Baptist Church. There are thousands of children in need of homes. The Diocese of Covington is joining other churches in Kentucky in an effort to help. All are invited to this free event to learn about foster care, adoption and practical ways you can support foster and adoptive families. Engage with experts who will answer your questions. Visit https://www.waitnomore.org/ky/.

Festival and Taste of Latonia

Holy Cross District High School, festival and Taste of Latonia, Aug. 23, 6 p.m.–midnight, and Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m.–midnight. visit www.holycrossfest.com or call 291-8588.

Life’s 5th Quarter

Bishop Roger Foys will celebrate the 8 a.m. Mass at Holy Name Church, Cincinnati, and lead a rosary procession to Planned Parenthood, Aug. 31, for Life’s 5th Quarter. Visit www.facebook.com/lifes5thquarter or e-mail [email protected].

Marriage Enrichment Conference

Save the Date for “The Marriage Journey”, Sept. 21, 8 a.m.–3p.m., St. Barbara Parish, Erlanger. All couples are invited to this Marriage Enrichment experience. $25 per couple, light breakfast, lunch and refreshments included — additional details to follow.

Pro-Life Evening of Reflection

Parish pro-life coordinators/team evening of reflection and information, Sept. 12. Mass 6:15 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica, followed by dinner and program at Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium. RSVP to 392-1500, ext. 1546 or e-mail [email protected]. RSVP by Sept. 9. This event is also for those interested in starting a Pro-Life group at his or her parish.

Women’s Retreat at St. Anne Retreat Center

Women’s retreat at St. Anne Retreat Center, Melbourne, looking at the Blessed Mother through art and Sacred Scripture, Sept. 13–15, led by Msgr. William Cleves, Dr. Ceil Dorger and artist Holly Schapker. Space is limited to 80. https://www.stanneretreatcenter.org/. Call 441-2003 or e-mail [email protected]

YOUTH 2000

Save the date — YOUTH 2000 will be at Covington Catholic High School, Oct. 11–13. This event is open to eighth-grade and high school students. Visit www.nkyouth.com or call 466-1283.

Health Ministries Association annual Meeting and Conference

Health Ministries Association (HMA), 30th annual Meeting and Conference, Oct. 11–14, at St. Elizabeth Training and Educational Center, Erlanger. Daily registration options available for attendees unable to participate in entire conference. Visit http://hmassoc.org/upcoming-conference/. Event will provide unique learning opportunities for members and colleagues with keynote presentations, substantive breakout sessions, poster presentations and innovative pre-conference sessions.

Rosary for the World at IHM

Catholics across the United States and nations across the world will gather, Oct. 13, to pray the rosary for the world. Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Burlington, is one of the prayer sites registered for the event. All are welcome to join together at the Grotto of the Two Hearts at 4 p.m.

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