• 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.


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

Cathedral Concert Series – Oct. 20

The Cathedral Concert Series begins its 44th season on Sunday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m. Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra returns, under the direction of L. Brett Scott. This program will feature Josef Haydn’s Heiligmesse and Felix Mendelssohn’s Jesu, Meine Freude.

Musica Sacra, founded by Dr. Helmut Roehrig, presents and preserves the tradition of large-scale, timeless church choral masterworks. It has enriched the regional music community for over 50 years, with its first visit to Carnegie Hall upcoming in 2020.

All Cathedral Concerts are open to the public with no admission charge. A freewill offering is gladly accepted.

Entombment of Bishop Maes – Oct. 26

Requiem Mass and entombment for Camillus Paul Maes, third bishop of Covington, Oct. 26, 10 a.m., Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington. All are welcome.

For more information click here.

Meeting Teresa of Avila, Oct. 26

The Benedictine Sisters of St. Walburg Monastery morning reflection, “Meeting Teresa of Avila,” Oct. 26, 9 a.m., at St. Walburg Monastery, Villa Hills. The presenter is Benedictine Sister Deborah Harmeling. To register, contact [email protected] or 331-6771. No walk-ins, please.

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