• 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

March 6 Young Adult Candlelight Mass

Divine Mercy Parish, Bellevue, 7 p.m.

March 15 Pancake Breakfast

Holy Cross High School, 9 a.m.

March 19 Holy Hour for Victims of Sexual Abuse

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 3 p.m.

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. Barbara Parish, Erlanger

Feb. 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 4:30–8 p.m. Drive thru available.

St. Bernard Parish, Dayton

Feb. 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 5–7 p.m. Carry-outs available, 638-4513.

Blessed Sacrament Parish

March 27 and April 3.

St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Ft. Thomas

Feb. 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 4:30–7:30 p.m., in McCrystal Hall.

St. Cecilia Parish, Independence

March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3.

St. Francis Xavier Parish, Falmouth

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

Holy Cross High School

Feb. 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 5–8 p.m.

St. Joseph Parish, Camp Springs

Feb. 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 4–7:30 p.m. Dine-in or carry-out, 635-2491.

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.

Knights of Columbus, Fr. Kehoe Council

Feb. 28, March 6, 12, 20, 27, April 3 and 10. Carry-outs available by calling 261-2704.

Mary, Queen of Heaven Parish, Erlanger

Feb. 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 4–8 p.m. Dine-in, drive-thru or call ahead 371-2622.

Prince of Peace School

5–8 p.m., Feb. 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3. Live music, bake sale, carry out, and beer available. Call 431- 5153.

St. Mary Parish, Alexandria

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

Our Savior Parish, Covington

April 3, 12–6:30 p.m.

St. Patrick Parish, Taylor Mill

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

St. Paul Parish, Florence

Feb. 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 5–8 p.m.

St. Therese Parish, Southgate

Feb. 28, 4:30–7 p.m.

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