Diocesan Events or Items of Interest

CSALT: Road to Emmaus meets every first Friday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in Meeting Room #1 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, in Burlington, Kentucky. The focus of these sessions is to help one deepen their relationship with the True Presence of Christ in their daily lives, by simply practicing their Catholic faith each day. Learn to “Ora Et Labora” or work and pray, so that your relationship with Christ will become more personal and intimate. He wants a relationship with each one of us. Anyone is welcome to come at any session, as your schedule allows or where you are at in your faith journey. There is no obligation to continue every week. Come join us, as our eyes are opened to the True Presence of the Lord in our daily lives. For more information, contact Coleen Hamilton email: [email protected]. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gridironfaith/

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].

Covington Latin School is hosting an Open House on December 8th with sessions at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. There will be an Entrance Exam on December 14th at 9:00 a.m. All bright and talented students in grades 5-8 or high school transfer students are invited to attend. Registration for both events can be made by visiting www.covingtonlatin.org.

JESUS SAID HE CAME TO GIVE US LIFE TO THE FULL: Do you know what that means? Do you want to learn exactly how to live it? Then don’t miss REBOOT! A ONE EVENING regional event with national Catholic speaker, CHRIS STEFANIK. When: TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
For more information and to register: Call 859-620-1813 or www.RealLifeCatholic.com/reboot. HURRY! Get your tickets while you can!

Please help Parish Kitchen, a ministry of Catholic Charities, by providing warmth for the homeless this winter. NEW sleeping bags or NEW twin blankets may be dropped off at either: Parish Kitchen, 141 W. Pike Street, Covington, KY 41011, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., Monday thru Friday or Catholic Charities, 3629 Church Street, Latonia, KY 41015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Contact Maria Meyer at 859-581- 7745 or [email protected] with any questions.

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].

Many high school students each year are unable to attend the March for Life due to the cost of the trip. The Chris Rice Memorial Fund, named in memory of a young man who was dedicated to pro-life causes, enables those students who cannot afford the pilgrimage to Washington the opportunity to go. Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated. Please send donations to: Diocese of Covington, Pro-Life Office, 1125 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011-3115.

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.

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 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.