Diocesan Events or Items of Interest
Catholic Charities’ is seeking volunteers for the position of Receptionist to greet clients, answer phones, and do other various tasks. Both morning (9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) and afternoon (1:00-5:00 p.m.) shifts are available. All volunteers must become Virtus trained. To sign up or for more information, please contact Jill Walch at [email protected].
WALKING WITH MOMS IN NEED BABY SHOWER
The May 2023 Baby Shower was a huge success and we have discovered this outreach in our community is greatly needed. We are planning to reach out to outlying communities with this service and have planned the next event in Boone County, at St. Paul Parish Center on Thursday, October 19th. We will be serving some of the most vulnerable in our community at this event and we are asking parishes to assist in providing the following items: diapers (sizes 1-4), baby wipes, baby bath supplies, new onesies, etc. Please drop off items in the back of church in a bag/box marked Baby Shower. The items will be delivered to the Pro-Life Office on Monday, October 16. Please contact Faye Roch at 859-392-1500 if you have questions. This event has served over almost 200 families in need and assistance from our parishes is greatly appreciated!
MORNINGS OF REFLECTION
2023 Mornings of Reflection Dates
Mornings of Reflection are mini retreats held one Saturday morning a month for anyone wanting to know more about their spiritual lives or the process of discernment.
Everyone is welcome!
9:00 a.m. – Presentation and Discussion
10:00 a.m. – Mass
11:00 a.m. – Holy Hour, Confession available
All Saints Parish
1 Beatrice Avenue
Walton, KY 41094
October 21 – Topic: Confession
November 11 – Topic: Call to Holiness
BIBLE STUDY WORKSHOPS
Workshops on the Prophets with Father Timothy P. Schehr
The Office of Catechesis and Evangelization announces the following workshops presented by Father Timothy P. Schehr. Father Schehr is a retired biblical scholar and former professor at Mount St. Mary’s School of Theology
at the Athenaeum of Ohio. He has a B.A., M.Div. and an M.A. from the Athenaeum of Ohio. He also has a Ph.D. from Hebrew Union College.
Workshop on the Prophet Jeremiah – October 28, 2023, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
We can think of Jeremiah as a potter prophet. When called to serve as a prophet, Jeremiah was entrusted with the word of God to build up the people, just as an artisan builds up a clump of clay on a potter’s wheel. Let’s read his book to discover how well the finished product turns out.
Everyone is welcome to attend! The cost for the workshop is $35.00. To register, visit https://covdio.org/Bible-workshops/ or call Isaak A. Isaak, Office of Catechesis and Evangelization, at 859-392-1529. Walk-ins welcome!
The workshops will be held in Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium (Curia building), 1125 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011.
SUMMIT23 – SAVE THE DATE:
Join the High School Eucharistic Revival, a non/overnight retreat on Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8, 2023, at Notre Dame Academy. Led by Angie and Stephen Poat and the Mercedarian Sisters of Blessed Sacrament. Come and experience a dynamic combination of music, faith, fun and friendship! Register today at www.covdio.org/Summit23.
DIOCESAN PRO-LIFE MASS
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - click here for more details.
Pregnant? Need Help? You are Not Alone. You deserve to have all the support you need during this important time. We care and will walk with you. You are not alone. We can help. Click here for more information.
Parish Kitchen announces the start of a new ministry, Pickett’s Corner. The new ministry will repair and distribute bicycles to those in need in the area. Bicycles will greatly help folks get around town and especially to their jobs. Volunteers are needed to be present at Parish Kitchen during lunchtime (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) to repair bikes. Volunteers are also needed to collect and repair bikes at their home for distribution at the Parish Kitchen. Please respond to [email protected] for more details.
The Roman Catholic Bishops of Kentucky have issued the following statement in response to the rejection of Amendment 2 by Kentucky voters - click here
LIFE’S 5th QUARTER
The fifth Saturday Masses and Prayer Vigils for Life are sponsored by LIFE’S 5TH QUARTER. The goal is to tap into the enthusiasm that our youth demonstrate each January at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. ,and to teach our youth the power of the best spiritual weapon available to us, outside the Eucharist, – THE ROSARY.
LIFE’S 5TH QUARTER is challenging our YOUTH to take ownership of these 5th Saturdays along with adult support to give JUST TWO HOURS once each Quarter of the year to pray for the end to abortion and to return our nation to a Culture of Life!
Jesus Christ tells us to take up our cross and follow Him. It only requires JUST TWO HOURS of your time. Please join us and bring friends and family. Visit www.facebook.com/lifes5thquarter for information or write [email protected].
PRAY AND SUPPORT VOCATIONS
Our Diocesan Serra Club invites all who are interested in praying for and affirming our priests, seminarians and women religious to join us for prayer, fellowship and planning meetings on the first Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. and the third Thursday at 11:45 a.m. for monthly meetings. Contact Nick Winnike at [email protected] for locations.
CATHOLIC NEWMAN CENTER
All college-aged students In school or the work force are invited to join The Catholic Newman Center at NKU for virtual Bible Study, Tuesdays, at 7:00 p.m.; Book Study at 8:00 p.m.; and in-person Mass, Thursdays, at 7:00 p.m. at St Joseph Church, Cold Spring. Email Campus Minister, Donna Heim ([email protected]) to receive weekly Newman events Info.
Are you a young adult (18 to 39) discerning a vocation to marriage, religious life, or the priesthood? We’re launching a new monthly young adult group for people like you. Meet others discerning, build community, and get the support you need to answer God’s call. For more info, contact Brad Torline, [email protected].
Come back to God, who is LOVE and MERCY
Life is a gift from God, and so is His mercy. Tens of millions of Americans have been directly touched by abortion and have feelings of regret, guilt and grief. God’s healing love and mercy are always possible. Many Catholics want to help women and men who have experienced abortion, but some don’t know how to begin. The Diocese of Covington, in accordance with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, offer the Project Rachel Ministry, a confidential, compassionate journey to healing. Project Rachel help line (859) 392-1547 or [email protected].
Look for “Play Like a Champion” Coach, Parent and Athlete Notes on www.covdio.org website under Safe Environment; then “Play Like a Champion.” A newsletter and videos provide encouragement and reinforcement of the “Play Like a Champion” message. Click here.
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 ENROLLMENT
Julie Learning Center in Park Hills, a preschool ministry of the Sisters of Notre Dame, is now enrolling four- and five-year-olds for the 2019-2020 school year. We offer full and half-day programs and provide a discount for teachers in the Diocese of Covington. For information about the center, visit our website at www.julielearningcenter.com or call the director at 859-392-8231 to schedule a tour.