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"For as the bread, which is produced from the earth, when it receives the invocation of God, is no longer common bread, but the Eucharist, consisting of two realities, earthly and heavenly; so also, our bodies, when they receive the Eucharist, are no longer corruptible, having the hope of the Resurrection to eternity."
– Irenaeus of Leon

Chapter six of the Gospel of St. John gives us a thorough Catechesis on the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Unfortunately, many in our times fail to get past what the flesh cannot process to understand the heavenly things right before our very eyes. Over the next few Sundays, we are going on a Eucharistic tour; please suspend your earthly judgments and fall in love with what Jesus asks us to do.

The miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fish prompted the Jews to follow Jesus to His next destination, His hometown (Capernaum). This, however, led to their reproval as Jesus cautioned them against wanting food for food’s sake. The hunger for earthly food is insatiable; however, the hunger for spiritual things can be quenched for as long as one remains true to God. Earthly food is a metaphor for all the desires of the flesh. Jesus, the true bread who came down from heaven, is the permanent solution to all heavenly desires. For in Him, we have an incorruptible body and soul. Unlike our ancestors who never knew Christ, satisfying the needs of the flesh was sufficient, for the Messiah had not come; we have the Messiah with us, He is in the Holy Eucharist and with Him our worries and fears ought to disappear. We have come to His home, let us listen to His words of wisdom through sacred Scriptures and be nourished with His Body and Blood in the Holy Eucharist.

Lord Jesus, you refresh us with Your heavenly food, lead us safely to Your kingdom of light. Amen

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Message from Bishop Foys

13 July 2021

It is with gratitude to Almighty God that I welcome Very Rev. John C. Iffert as my successor as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Covington. I am grateful also to our Holy Father Pope Francis for providing for the pastoral care of our Diocese by this appointment.

Bishop-elect Iffert brings a wealth of pastoral and administrative experience to his episcopal ministry having served in both parish and diocesan administration. He comes well-prepared to provide for the needs of our Diocese as a pastor with the heart of a shepherd.

In the very short time I have known Bishop-elect Iffert through our initial conversations I have come to appreciate his caring manner and his desire to do the will of God in his life. He also has a delightful sense of humor that will serve him well in his episcopal ministry.

Our new Bishop is sent in the name of Christ as a pastor to care for the portion of God’s people entrusted to him. I have no doubt that Bishop-elect Iffert will shepherd the Lord’s flock, educate the faithful as beloved in Christ, and govern the Church of God so as to help her grow — through the Gospel and the Eucharist — into one community in the Holy Spirit. (cf. Directory for the Pastoral Ministry of Bishops, #158)

Bishop-elect Iffert comes to a Diocese of dedicated priests, deacons, consecrated religious and devoted lay faithful. I am confident that he will receive a warm welcome as he takes up his ministry among us. For my part, I pledge him my prayerful support and loyalty as a brother bishop and I look forward to his leadership among us.

Ad multos annos!

Most Rev. Roger J. Foys, D.D.
Bishop of Covington

For further information regarding Bishop-elect Iffert and plans for his consecration and installation, please refer to the Diocese of Covington website.

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  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
  • A big thank you to St Anthony school for the world's finest chocolate. You certainly brightened the day for many of the Germantown sailors.
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