Diocesan Events or Items of Interest

54-DAY ROSARY NOVENA
You are invited to participate in the powerful 54-day Rosary Novena imploring Our Lady to intercede for our country, which desperately needs to turn back to God. It begins on August 15 and concludes on October 7 with the ...
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018
Join us in Prayer at The Grotto of the Two Hearts at 4:00 p.m.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
5876 Veterans Way, Burlington, KY

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/.

THIRD TUESDAY PRAYER MEETING
Sponsored by our Diocese’s Mustard Seed Catholic Charismatic Community of NKY, 7:00-8:45 p.m., August 21, at Blessed Sacrament’s Parish Center, Ft. Mitchell, with charismatic style praise and worship music, teaching, witnesses, and healing prayers. All are invited!

2018 "BETTER IN THE BLUEGRASS"
Catholic Charities will hold CaSSba 2018 "Better in the Bluegrass," their annual fund-raising event, on Sunday, August 26th, from 3:00-7:00 p.m., at the Drees Pavilion at Devou Memorial Overlook. The event will feature our renowned hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The silent auction features tuition certificates, valued at $500.00, to area Catholic high schools and much more. For more information, and to view online, go to www.Cassba2018.gesture.com. This year’s live auction features the following:
• the trip of a lifetime for two on a Victoria Falls African
Adventure
• a “Wheelbarrow of Spirits” full of quality-brand liquor
• and much more
Presale tickets are $60.00 per person, and $65.00 the day of the event. If you would like more information, please call Vicky Bauerle at 859-581-8974 or visit www.covingtoncharities.org.

REGIONAL PRO-LIFE MASS
August 28, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
Please join the Pro-Life Community of St. Joseph Church in Camp Springs for a Regional Pro-Life Mass.
Rosary will begin at 6:30 p.m.

FIRST FRIDAY MASS AND HEALING SERVICE
First Friday Mass and Healing Service, sponsored by our Diocese’s Mustard Seed Catholic Charismatic Community of NKY, September 7, Thomas More College, Mary Seat of Wisdom Chapel. Music with Sacred Heart Praise Band begins at 7:15 p.m. Mass at 7:30.

CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF THE ASSUMPTION’S MINISTRY MORNING OF FORMATION:
THE SACRED AND THE ORDINARY AN ENCOUNTER WITH DOROTHY DAY
Presented by Jeanne Hunt – Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium Curia Building, 1125 Madison Avenue, Covington. This program counts as professional enrichment. Reservations are required by August 31, 2018. To reserve for your parish ministers, please contact Trisha Brundage, Cathedral Parish Secretary at 859-431-2060 or tbrundage@covcathedral.com.

Women's Retreat on September 21-23 at St. Anne Retreat Center in Melbourne, KY. All are welcome! Deacon Dave Profitt is leading the retreat and the topic is "Upon This Rock, Why the Church Matters". Have you ever struggled with how to talk about your Catholic faith to your friends and your family? Upon This Rock is a retreat to help explain the truth of the Catholic faith and perhaps help bring those who have left the Church home again. The deadline to register is September 7. To register, go to stanneretreatcenter.org or contact Laura Fagin at lfagin@covdio.org.

THE 2018 SERRA CLUB GOLF OUTING
Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Twin Oaks Golf and Plantation Club in Latonia. A shotgun start is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. and the cost to play is $100 per golfer (this price includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, dinner, refreshments and door prizes). For more information on the Serra Club Golf Outing, please contact Serran Mike Murray by phone at (859) 392-1500 or mmurray@covdio.org.

WOMEN’S JAMAICA MISSION TRIP
October 20-25, 2018
There is still room for up to six women on the second Mustard Seed “Women of Kentucky” Mission Trip. If you are interested in joining the trip, contact Susan Driscoll at susan.driscoll@mustardseed.com, or Gwen McCormack at gwenm879@gmail.com.

PROJECT RACHEL
Each time we acknowledge our brokenness and bring it to God for healing, we have a new opportunity to experience God’s love and power.” – Richard J. Hauser, S.J., taken from Moving in the Spirit
Is there an abortion experience in your past? Do you want to begin healing your brokenness and come to the love and mercy that God has waiting for you? Let us help. Contact Project Rachel Ministry today by calling our confidential help line 859-393-1547 or email projectrachel@covdio.org. All calls and emails are confidential.

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.