Diocesan Events or Items of Interest

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].

Fish Fries are back!
The Knights of Columbus will be having a fish fry every Friday in July. All safety recommendations of COVID-19 will be followed. Lunch will be available 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and dinner hours are 4:30-8:00 p.m. 605 Lytle Avenue, Elsmere. Carry-out orders can be placed by calling 859-342-6643.

St. Ann will be having their annual Novena July 18-26 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 1274 Parkway Avenue, Covington. Novena prayers begin at 7:00 p.m., with Mass at 7:15 p.m. The topic for this year is the Nicene Creed. After each Mass there will be individual blessings with a relic of St. Ann. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered after the blessing. Holy cards, rosaries, and religious items will be available for sale each night.
The Feast of Saints Joachim and Ann will be celebrated the final evening, July 26. All are welcome to stay for a reception after Mass. Current social distancing guidelines will be followed. For more information contact 859-261-9548

Discernment of Spirits Study
7:00 p.m. Every First Friday of the Month
Meeting Room #1
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish
5876 Veterans Way, Burlington, KY 41005
Began February 7th
CSALT will begin a new study based upon the book, “The Discernment of Spirits: Setting the Captives Free” by Fr. Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V, written and dedicated to spiritual formation according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the fourteen rules he set forth “...for becoming aware and understanding to some extent the different movements which are caused in the soul, the good, to receive them, and the bad to reject them.” These rules help to open our spiritual eyes, so that we may become more aware of interior spiritual experiences in our hearts and thoughts in our daily lives. When our spiritual eyes open more, and learn what is of God to accept it or what is not of God to reject it, then we begin to experience a whole new closeness with God and the True Presence of His son Jesus Christ in a much more intimate way. For more information, contact Coleen Hamilton at: [email protected].

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.

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.