Diocesan Events or Items of Interest
WALKING WITH PURPOSE
You are invited to learn more about the Walking with Purpose parish program experience and how it is enabling women to know Christ through Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Hear from parish volunteer leaders at St. Barbara in Erlanger about how WWP is transforming hearts and bringing women closer to Christ! This is a complimentary, 30-minute virtual event. Information and registration can be found at https://walkingwithpurpose.com/event/discover-themore-learn-about-walking-with-purpose/.
Discover how WWP helps women learn how to read Scripture and apply it to day-to-day life, invest in the hearts of other women and create community in the parish, and go deeper into our Catholic faith, connecting Sunday Mass to the rest of the week.
Parishes currently offering WWP programs:
St. Pius X
St. Joseph, Crescent Springs
Divine Mercy/St. Bernard
St. Joseph, Cold Spring
Immaculate Heart of Mary
CATHOLIC SCOUTING RELIGIOUS AWARDS
All Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, Troops of St. George, and American Heritage Girls who received their Catholic Religious Awards during the years 2020-2024 are invited, along with their troops and families, to Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, March 17, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. Following Mass there will be a reception at Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium. Scouts will be presented with the Bishop’s Religious Award Patch. Scouts to be recognized are asked to register at https://covdio.org/scouting/ by March 1, 2024.
SACRED HEART DISCERNMENT DINNER
Sunday, March 3, 2024 – 5:00-8:00 p.m.
St. Agnes Parish – 1680 Dixie Highway, Ft. Wright 41011
The Sacred Heart Discernment Dinners are an opportunity for men ages 14+ who are discerning a call to the Priesthood and their families to meet with the Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr. Conor Kunath, to have their questions and concerns addressed over a casual dinner. There is no charge for this dinner, but we do ask for an RSVP to [email protected] to be sure enough food is provided.
MORNINGS OF REFLECTION
Save the dates for the next three Mornings of Reflection and give yourself the gift of a monthly mini-retreat to deepen your relationship with God and ensure you have the tools you need to follow God’s will in your life.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
9:00 a.m. – Presentation on the given topic with opportunity for questions and discussion
10:00 a.m. – Mass in the Church
11:00 a.m. – Adoration with Confession available
Sts. Boniface & James Parish
304 Oak Street, Ludlow, 41016
March 16 – Discernment
Let 2024 be the year you deepen the most important relationship in your life – your relationship with God.
SUPPORT GROUP FOR SEPARATED AND DIVORCED STARTS MARCH 19
New Beginnings is a faith-based support group that meets once a week and provides separated and divorced individuals the opportunity for healing and growth. Throughout these eight weeks, participants find a new understanding of themselves and their relationships and gain the courage to discover a new life. Registration is required. Visit https://covdio.org/new-beginnings-2/ or call 859-392-1500, ext.1592.
The next session will be held on consecutive Tuesdays, March 19 through May 7, 2024, from 7:00-8:30 p.m., at Catholic Charities – 3629 Church Street, Covington, KY 41015.
WORKSHOP ON THE PROPHET EZEKIEL WITH FATHER TIMOTHY P. SCHEHR
April 13, 2024 – 9:00-11:30 a.m.
God appointed Ezekiel to be a watchman. It was this prophet’s responsibility to look out for the safety of the people. Let’s read through his book and discover how Ezekiel carried out this important task and how the people responded to him. Everyone is welcome to attend! The cost for the workshop is $35.00. To register, visit https://covdio.org/Bible-workshops/ or call Isaak A. Isaak, Office of Catechesis and Evangelization, at 859-392-1529. Walk-ins welcome! The workshop will be held in the Diocese of Covington Curia Building, 1125 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011.
SAVE THE DATE – DIOCESAN YOUTH MINISTRY EVENTS
Contact Angie Poat for information at [email protected] or visit covdio.org/youth/.
Covington Youth Missionary Team Forming - Seeking high school peer leaders from every high school and parish in the diocese. Team formation begins in February and missionary youth ministry service to the diocese begins this summer. To recommend an individual, email [email protected].
NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONFERENCE - July 17th-21st, 2024 in Indianapolis. Marian University (located 15 minutes from Lucas Oil Stadium) is hosting high school teens for the Conference and will by house, feed, transport, mentor and accompany youth ministry groups throughout the Conference. This is an opportunity for youth from the Diocese of Covington, to dive deeper into their faith and journey with Catholic youth from around the country. Preregistration deadline is early January. Inquire ASAP
DIOCESE OF COVINGTON CHANCERY OFFICE SECRETARY
Qualified, actively-practicing Roman Catholics are invited to apply for the position of Diocese of Covington Chancery Office Secretary. The position requires a motivated selfstarter with a love for the Church, an interest in service, and a true understanding of the importance of confidentiality. Key requirements include experience and comfort with using Microsoft 365 software; helpful and pleasant communications skills regardless of the medium; and exceptional attention to detail. Interested candidates may send a letter of interest along with a comprehensive resume, including compensation history and at least five appropriate references with email contact information, by email or fax to Stephen Koplyay, SPHR, at [email protected], fax 859-392-1589.
Pregnant? Need Help? You are Not Alone. You deserve to have all the support you need during this important time. We care and will walk with you. You are not alone. We can help. Click here for more information.
Parish Kitchen announces the start of a new ministry, Pickett’s Corner. The new ministry will repair and distribute bicycles to those in need in the area. Bicycles will greatly help folks get around town and especially to their jobs. Volunteers are needed to be present at Parish Kitchen during lunchtime (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) to repair bikes. Volunteers are also needed to collect and repair bikes at their home for distribution at the Parish Kitchen. Please respond to [email protected] for more details.
The Roman Catholic Bishops of Kentucky have issued the following statement in response to the rejection of Amendment 2 by Kentucky voters - click here
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.
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.
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.
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.