Diocesan Events or Items of Interest

MOST REVEREND ROGER J. FOYS
REQUESTS THE HONOR OF YOUR PRESENCE AT THE 4TH ANNUAL DIOCESE OF COVINGTON WHITE MAS
S
For all healthcare workers and their families: The annual “White Mass” gathers the faithful to pray for God’s Blessing upon all who labor in the healing ministry of the Church, such as physicians, nurses, compassionate care ministers, chaplains, mental healthcare workers, and all men and women religious and Catholic laypersons serving in the healthcare profession. A special blessing will be extended to the faithful who care for God’s people with compassion. Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 1130 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY

MEETING TERESA OF AVILA
The Benedictine Sisters invite you to join us for a morning reflection entitled "Meeting Teresa of Avila" on October 26, 2019 in the Lower Level of St. Walburg Monastery. The presenter is Sr.Deborah Harmeling. The morning will start at 9:00 a.m. with registration, coffee and pastries. The talk will begin at 9:30 and go until 11:45 with a break. We will end the morning with Noonday Prayer. Registration fee is $20.00. If you wish to stay for lunch, add $6.00. We ask that there be no walk-ins. If you wish to register, please contact Sr. Deborah Harmeling at [email protected] or (859)-331-6771.

COME TO THE UPCOMING INSTITUTE FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY EVENT AT THOMAS MORE UNIVERSITY! Did you know that Holocaust denial and anti-Semitic (anti-Jewish) hate crimes are on the rise in America and around the world? This fall, Thomas More University's Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III Institute for Religious Liberty will host an interfaith event to provide the community an opportunity for education and civil dialogue on this important topic. "Anti-semitism: Then and Now" will take place on October 30 at 7:00 p.m. in Steigerwald Hall. The event will feature distinguished scholar Dr. Michael A. Meyer, Ph.D.; Adolph S. Ochs, Professor of Jewish History Emeritus at Hebrew Union College, as well as two accomplished panelists: Todd Walatka of the University of Notre Dame (who will speak on Jewish-Christian relations); and Shakila Ahmad of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (who will speak on Jewish-Muslim relations and religious hate crimes). Refreshments will be provided; the event is free and open to the public.

YOUTH GROUP NIGHT OF FUN
Calling all Youth of the Diocese, St. Barbara Youth Group will be sponsoring a full night of fun. The event will begin at 11:30 p.m.-5:30 a.m. on Friday, November 1st at Town & Country in Wider. This includes all-night laser tag, basketball, soccer, ultimate frisbee and unlimited soft drinks. The cost is $25.00 per individual or $40.00 for a family. Please bring a snack to share. For more information, contact John Kidwell at 750-3380.

CELEBRATE WOMEN RELIGIOUS
Come and join us for the Diocesan Celebration honoring Women Religious Celebrating 50th or 60th Jubilee Saturday, November 9th at the 10:00 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.

EIGHTH GRADE PRO-LIFE ESSAY CONTEST
Each year, the Pro-Life Office sponsors an essay contest, open to all 8th grade students in the diocese. This would include students in our catholic schools, home school and CCD – Religious Education classes. The guidelines for the contest and entry form can be found on our website at www.covdio.org/Pro-Life. Click on the 2019- 2020 Pro-Life Essay Contest guidelines and Entry Form. The deadline for entry is December 6, 2019. Winners will be announced in February 2020. First Place essay will be awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship to a Diocesan High School. Second Place: $750.00 scholarship to a Diocesan High School and Third Place: $300.00 scholarship to a Diocesan High School. Please contact the Pro-Life Office with any questions at 859-392-1500.

CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOLERS!
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington is seeking sophomores, juniors, or seniors to participate in our Reach and Teach Mentoring Program. They will be paired with local elementary/middle school mentees. Once a week, beginning late-October thru April, high school mentors meet for one hour with their assigned mentees at the mentee’s school. In the first half-hour, the mentor assists with homework to promote academic success and responsibility. The second half-hour focuses on fun, social activities to build a mentor/mentee relationship promoting self-esteem, positive choices and trust. A Catholic Charities’ School Counselor supervises all mentor/mentee pairs at each participating school. For more information, contact Kristina Jolly at [email protected] or to fill out an application visit www.covingtoncharities.org/reachandteach.

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.