Diocesan Events or Items of Interest

INDIANA MONASTERY PILGRIMAGE
St. Joseph church is sponsoring their annual bus trip/pilgrimage on Saturday, April 28, from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. We will be traveling to the Immaculate Conception chapel and monastery in Ferdinand as well as St. Meinrad Arch Abbey in Indiana. We will tour, pray noon prayer with the monks, walk the grounds (optional), tour the gift shops (optional) and end the day with a meal at the Schnitzelbank German restaurant. Our lunch is served family style with free refills on food! Cost will be $60.00 per person and includes comfortable motor coach bus (with a bathroom!), tours, tips, snacks and lunch. We hope you can join us! Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis until we fill the bus. Reserve your spot by contacting Tina Klare at (859) 341-6609, ext. 4023 or tklare@stjosephcsky.org.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES

Join Mrs. Faye Roch, Director, Pro-Life Office, Mrs. Laura Keener, Editor, Messenger Office, Mr. Michael Murray, Director, Stewardship and Mission Office, Mr. Isaak Isaak, Director, Department of Catechesis and Faith Formation this year for a pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Ireland from August 20th-27th, 2018. During this exciting pilgrimage, you will see the sights around Dublin, as well as attend the 3-day Congress. You will also have tickets for the Festival of Families and the closing Mass, where Pope Francis is expected to attend. Those interested can find out more information or register online at https://www.covdio.org/world-meeting-of-families-2018/.

PROJECT RACHEL
It’s okay that we’re broken.
Everyone is.
God loves us right there
and comes to meet us right there.
– Christopher West.
Don’t let an abortion experience define you. Let Project Rachel lead you to healing, fix the brokenness and help you rebuild your relationship with GOD! Contact us today at 859-392-1547 or projectrachel@covdio.org. All calls and emails are confidential.

MONARCH SOCIETY
We are having a gathering for those who have completed Project Rachel post abortive ministry. Continue your spiritual journey. Join us on Wednesday, May 9, at 6:00 p.m., at St. Anne Retreat Center for Mass and dinner. RSVP by Monday, May 7 (reservations are requested for meal preparations) to projectrachel@covdio.org or 859-392-1547.

2018 CROSS THE BRIDGE FOR LIFE
Join thousands of tri-state residents at Newport’s Riverfront Row festival area Sunday, June 3, 2018 to celebrate the beautiful gift of human life regardless of age or stage, ability or disability. All are welcome to join this family-friendly event to cross the Purple People Bridge and fill it with the joy of life. Festivities begin at 1:00 p.m., including music by popular Easter Rising band; free face painting; balloon artists; and fruit, water, and T-shirts while they last! Several food trucks will also have treats for purchase. Parking is available at several lots near the Levy. The walk begins after a brief program at 2:00 p.m., featuring Bobby Schindler, President, Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network; the Most Reverend Roger Foys, Bishop, Diocese of Covington; Most Reverend Dennis Schnurr, Archbishop, Archdiocese of Cincinnati; vocalist Allison Riegler; and American Heritage Girls color guard. For more information, visit www.crossthebridgeforlife.org, and follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/CTBforlife.

INTERNAL AUDITOR
The Diocese of Covington invites individuals with a degree and background in Accounting to apply for the position of Internal Auditor within the Diocesan Finance Office. This position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer and will be responsible for an Audit Program whose goal will be scheduling, performing, and reporting on parish and school audits on a three-year cycle, with additional exceptions for special requests. Minimal requirements include an undergraduate degree in Accounting with at least two years of experience (to include audit experience) in a public accounting firm. Candidates must be practicing Catholics in good standing with the Church. Interested individuals may submit a cover letter, résumé, compensation history, and a list of references with email contacts to Stephen Koplyay at skoplyay@covdio.org.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR LIFE NEEDS YOU
A girl facing a difficult decision regarding the life of her unborn baby needs YOU. A baby whose mom is thinking about abortion needs YOU. You can help her and her baby. Opportunities for Life is a ministry of the Kentucky Catholic Bishops serving abortion vulnerable women and men. Volunteers offer hope, compassion, options counseling and resources to callers who find the courage to seek help. Volunteers are needed to staff the 24-hour helpline from their homes. If you have a heart for life affirming ministry, please call (888)496-3638 to learn more about this ministry and a training workshop in your diocese.

Julie Learning Center is accepting registrations for the 2018/2019 preschool and kindergarten enrichment classes. The center is open from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and is located at St. Joseph Heights in Park Hills, KY. Registration is open to children who will be at least 4 years old by December 2018, and spots fill quickly. For complete information about our programs, visit www.julielearningcenter.com or to schedule a visit.