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].

CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE FAMILY
A Special Mass with Bishop Roger J. Foys for the Year of The Family: Pope Francis instituted the Year of the Family to inspire Catholics across the world to rise up and transform the culture through their family lives. Will you and your family answer the call?
Join us at the Cathedral Basilica on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. for a special Mass with Bishop Roger J. Foys to kick off the Year of the Family. Bring the whole family and don’t forget grandparents!
All are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Office of Catechesis and Evangelization at 859-392-1500 and visit www.CovDio.Org/Family.

VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED
Parish Kitchen, a ministry of Catholic Charities, has very wonderful and exciting news to share. We just got the green light to open the dining room up at 33% of capacity on June 1st. Our guests can choose to sit down and eat in our new dining room or take their lunch to go. We are also able to accept homemade desserts. You may deliver desserts to our new location at 1651 Madison Avenue, Covington, Kentucky 41011. If interested in volunteering at Parish Kitchen, please fill out a volunteer application at www.parishkitchen.org. Volunteers must be willing to be VIRTUS Compliant.

JULIE LEARNING CENTER
Now enrolling for 2021/2022. Are you looking for a faith based pre-school and enrichment program for your 4 or 5 year old child? We are located on the campus of St. Joseph Heights, Park Hills, and includes programs with a focus on academic preparedness, as well as nature studies, socialization, intergenerational learning, and engaging, brain based activities. We are open from 7:00 a.m. until 5:45 p.m., and located close to the Ft. Wright business district and downtown Cincinnati. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, tours are currently unavailable, but you may visit our Facebook page to see our students engaged in their daily activities. Visit our web site at www.julielearningcenter.com or call 859-392-8231 for more information. Teachers employed in the Covington Diocesan schools receive a discount on JLC tuition.

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.

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].

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.