Diocesan Events or Items of Interest

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].

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].

Memorial Mass for the Loss of a Child
A Memorial Mass will be held for the loss of a child on April 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is for anyone who has lost a child regardless of the situation. A family representative is invited to participate in the opening candlelight procession. These candles will remain lit throughout Mass and may be taken home by a loved one. Please sign the memorial book as you arrive. Light refreshments immediately following.

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].

PASSION PLAY IN GERMANY
Fr. Niby is leading a trip to Germany, Switzerland and France for 12 days in July 2020. The focus of the trip will be the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany which is performed only once every ten years. When registering for the trip with Fr. Niby, reference “Niby.” For more information, contact the Mary Queen of Heaven parish office at 525-6909.

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.