Diocesan Events or Items of Interest
SCREENING OF UNGUARDED
All are invited to attend a screening of the documentary Unguarded on Thursday, March 30th at 7:00 p.m. at Thomas More University in the Saints Center. The screening is cosponsored by the Theology and Criminal Justice – Sociology Departments of TMU as well as Angelico Project and Serenelli
Retreat Opportunity: You are invited to participate in the New Manna Retreat, “Dining in the Desert,” where Fr. Thomas Picchioni will explore the four different faces of the Real Manna come down from Heaven. Where: St. Cecilia Undercroft, Independence, KY. Date: Saturday, April 1. Check-in Time and In-person Registration: 7:30-7:55 a.m. Retreat Time: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Meals: A light breakfast as well as lunch will be provided. Registration Cost: No cost, but there will be a freewill offering opportunity. RSVP appreciated; contact Karen Bunton at [email protected]. Note: Retreat is eligible for eight Continuing Education hours.
Experience a personal LENTEN PILGRIMAGE of five historic churches in Covington on SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2023. Churches will be open from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., rain or shine! Join in at any time and start at any of the churches – The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, St. Benedict, St. Augustine, St. John the Evangelist, or Mother of God – the route will be clearly marked from each of them. Walk (or drive) any or all of the 4.3-mile pilgrimage. For questions, or to volunteer, email [email protected].
CHRISM MASS – TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2023
The Most Reverend John C. Iffert, Bishop of Covington, invites all the faithful of the diocese, priests, deacons, consecrated religious and laity, to join him for the Chrism Mass on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. The Sacrament of Penance will be available prior to Holy Mass, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
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
The Blessed Sacrament Parish
2409 Dixie Highway
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
April 15 – Topic: Discernment
Divine Mercy Parish
318 Division Street
Bellevue, KY 41073
May 13 – Topic: 5 Things
June 10 – Topic: 5 More Things
July 8 – Topic: 5 Last Things
Additional dates to come.
SACRED HEART DISCERNMENT DINNER
SAVE THE DATE
On Sunday, May 21st, the Vocations Office will be hosting the next Sacred Heart Discernment Dinner. The causal dinner is completely free and is open to your parents and family as well. We will begin at 5:00 p.m. with Vespers at All Saints Church. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to the Vocations Office at [email protected].
2023 NCYC: FULLY ALIVE CONFERENCE ON NOVEMBER 16-18, 2023
Hello All, The Office of Catechesis and Evangelization invites you to join us at the 2023 NCYC: Fully Alive conference on November 16-18, 2023, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
What is NCYC?
National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is a unique three-day experience of prayer, community, evangelization, catechesis, service, and empowerment for Catholic teens and their adult chaperones.
What to expect at NCYC:
Hear inspiring Catholic speakers, celebrate Mass with thousands of teens, and participate in reconciliation and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Enjoy praise and worship music led by award-winning artists and experience interactive exhibits with games, crafts, obstacle courses, and more.
How much does it cost?
The OVERALL Trip cost which includes conference registration (Set by NCYC), transportation, lodging and gratuity, will range (based on when you submit your initial payment) between $545.00-$590.00. See payment schedule below to determine your cost.There are four NCYC registration options (based on when participants submit their deposits).
*PLEASE NOTE THAT PAYMENTS to the DIOCESE ARE MADE BY PARISHES/GROUPS TAKING participants. PARTICIPANTS will individually pay their parish/school/group.
If parishes want to charge a deposit LESS than $265.00 per person by February 15, they are welcome to do so, but the group will still be responsible for submitting full deposit amounts to the Diocese.
Early Bird Registration: Group DEPOSIT is $265.00 per person/ticket due to THE DIOCESE by parishes/schools/group by February 15, 2023.
Next installment payments are due to the Diocese by:
• Friday, March 31, 2023, $100.00 per Person.
• Friday, April 28, 2023, $100.00 per Person.
• Tuesday, May 30, 2023, $80.00 per Person.
Total Early Bird event package is $545.00 per person by Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.
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.
PARISH KITCHEN OPEN
The Parish Kitchen, a ministry of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Covington, would like to warmly welcome guests to their new dining room, which is now open, located at 1561 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY, at the corner of 16th Street and Madison. A nutritious, delicious, free lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Fill your belly, rest your feet and walk away knowing your friends at Parish Kitchen will always serve you with a smile and lift your spirit. Please share this invitation with a family member, friend or neighbor.
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.