Diocesan Events or Items of Interest

HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL FESTIVAL AND TASTE OF LATONIA
Holy Cross High School’s 30th Indian Summer Festival & Taste of Latonia will be on Friday, August 23rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight and Saturday, August 24th, from 5:30 p.m. to 12:00 midnight on the Holy Cross grounds, 36th & Church Streets, Latonia. Live music on Friday by Naked Karate Girls and on Saturday by Black Bone Cat. Taste of Latonia, Wine/Bourbon Tasting, beer, games, booths, prizes, inflatables, kiddie land and grand prize raffle of $10,000 or a 2-year lease on a 2019 Chevy Cruze or a 2019 Cub Cadet Utility Vehicle. All profits benefit Holy Cross High School. For grand prize raffle tickets or more information visit our website at www.holycrossfest.com or call 859-291-8588.

WELLNESS RETREAT FOR THE MIND, BODY AND SOUL AT ST. ANNE’S RETREAT CENTER
On Saturday, September 7th, escape for a day to a nature lover’s paradise to nurture your mind, body and soul! Learn how your mental, physical and spiritual wellness are interconnected, and about the peace God wants you to discover. The Retreat will feature talks on “Living in the Present Moment” and “Prayerful Meditation,” presented by hosts of the Catholic Soup Podcast, Msgr. William Cleves and Deacon Dave Profitt.
Participants will also experience a variety of exciting activities (from fitness to art classes), healthy meals, and unstructured time to pray, journal and explore the grounds. The Retreat will be held from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The cost is $70.00. To register, go to Eventbrite, the SpirFit facebook page, or Spir-Fit.com. Registration closes Friday, August 23rd.
This Retreat is presented by SpirFit, a Christian Catholic wellness program. For more information, contact Jessica at [email protected].

PARISH PRO-LIFE COORDINATORS/TEAM EVENING OF REFLECTION AND INFORMATION – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12.
The Pro-Life Office will be hosting an Evening of Reflection and Information for pro-life committees/teams and those interested in starting a pro-life group at your parish. Mass will begin at 6:15 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption followed by dinner and program at Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium. Please RSVP at 859-392- 1500, ext. 1546 or email Peggy Piccola at [email protected] by September 9.

THE MARRIAGE JOURNEY
The Diocese of Covington invites all couples to attend a marriage enrichment experience on Saturday, September 21, 2019, St. Barbara Church, Erlanger, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The cost, $25.00 per couple, includes a light breakfast, lunch and refreshments. For more information, email [email protected].

YOUTH 2000
YOUTH 2000 will be at Covington Catholic High School on October 11-13, 2019. This event is open to eighth grade and high school students. For more information, visit the YOUTH 2000 website, nkyouth.com. If you have questions, call 859-466-1283.

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].

HELP THE PARISH KITCHEN
Parish Kitchen is looking for volunteers to help serve lunch to our guests. We need both subs and we have a couple of regular spots to fi ll. All volunteers at Parish Kitchen must be Virtus compliant or willing to fulfi l these requirements. Email Assistant Manager Amy Bauer at [email protected] if interested!

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.