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Diocesan Events or Items of Interest

The Roman Catholic Bishops of Kentucky have issued the following statement in response to the rejection of Amendment 2 by Kentucky voters - click here

ALL ARE WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND WITH ONE HEART
December 6, 2022, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Howard Hall at the Curia, Covington. This is a good opportunity to learn more about this initiative so that we, as a parish, can better support our representatives. With One Heart pastoral planning process will begin by listening to needs and hopes of clergy, religious and lay faithful. Everyone with a heart for the Diocese and their parish are encouraged to participate in a Deanery Strategy Session. Sessions are open to everyone, not just parishioners of the host deanery. St. Anthony has four representatives for this important initiative: Jim Scheper, Janice Wilshire, Walter Ramirez, and Sarah Kunath.

DIOCESAN BAMBINELLI AND CHRISTMAS TREE BLESSING
Join Bishop Iffert on Saturday, December 10th from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Park, Cathedral Square, 1125 Madison Avenue, Covington, for blessings, hot chocolate, homemade cookies, live Christmas choirs and more! Bring the Baby Jesus figure from your home Nativity scene for a special blessing by Bishop Iffert and be part of a Catholic Advent tradition! Please RSVP by December 5th with the number of attending at https://forms.office.com/r/UgPPRYM2sY. Hope to see you there!

PARISH KITCHEN NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Parish Kitchen is in need of new sleeping bags and new twin blankets for our guests. Many of our brothers and sisters spend these long winter nights in unheated spaces or even sleeping outdoors. Your gift of new sleeping bags and blankets will not only warm their hearts and souls but may even save their lives. Thanks for your warm support for those in need! Donations can be dropped off at Parish Kitchen, 1561 Madison Avenue (Corner of 16th and Madison), Covington, KY 41011, from 8:00-10:30 a.m., Monday-Friday. The drive begins on November 1st and ends on November 30th. Any questions, contact Parish Kitchen at 859-581-7745.

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.

YOUNG ADULTS
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].

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PROJECT RACHEL
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].

SAFE ENVIRONMENT
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.