Diocesan Events or Items of Interest

CATHEDRAL CONCERT SERIES 43RD SEASON
The Cathedral Concert Series continues its 43rd Season with the Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols. Scripture and Sacred Song foretell of the coming Nativity. Evergreen and candlelight enhance the Gothic interior of the Basilica for this annual tradition. All are welcome with no admission charge. Choral pieces, spanning centuries of tradition, echo seven prophetic and Gospel readings and are offered in one of the area’s most visually stunning and acoustically resonant spaces. The Very Reverend Ryan Maher, Cathedral Rector, will preside. All Cathedral Concerts are open to the public with no admission charge. A freewill offering is gladly accepted. Please visit the remodeled website www.cathedralconcertseries.org for more information on the entire season and a printable schedule.

CHARIS YOUNG ADULT SEEKERS' RETREAT
March 22-24, 2019 | 1601 Dixie Highway, Park Hills, KY. Do you consider yourself a spiritual or religious person? Are you searching for answers about your faith, your life, or your relationships? Are you seeking a down-to-earth approach to your spirituality? Connect with others seeking to answer similar questions about their lives. For young adults in their 20s and 30s. 
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MEMORIAL MASS – LOSS OF CHILD
A memorial Mass for any person who is grieving the loss of a child will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Burlington. The Mass is for parents, grandparents, family members and friends who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, early infant death, illness, suicide, accident or any other reason, recent or years ago. The Pro-life Office of the Diocese of Covington is sponsoring this event and wishes to emphasize that all people, not just Catholics, are invited to attend this Mass. Information on local support groups will be available at a reception following the Mass. For more information, please contact the Diocese of Covington Pro-Life office at (859)392-1500.

WOMEN'S WEEKEND RETREATS
April 12-14, 2019
, 1601 Dixie Highway, Park Hills, KY. There will be multiple speakers throughout the weekend, who will lead retreatants in a reflection on the life and times of St. Paul. Speakers will relate how themes of mission, community, and hope have relevance and impact on our lives today. http://www.sndky.org/newsfeed/entry/women%27s-week end-retreat-298/

YOUTH 2000

YOUTH 2000 will be at Covington Catholic High School on October 11-13, 2019. This event is open to eighth grade and high school students. For more information, visit the YOUTH 2000 website, nkyouth.com. If you have questions, call 859-466-1283.

Project Rachel is a confidential ministry for those who have experienced an abortion and are seeking healing from the wounds of that decision. The healing begins as you come to know the love, mercy and forgiveness Jesus has for all of us, that includes you! You can start the healing journey by calling our confidential phone number at 859-392-1547 or email us at [email protected]. Please give Project Rachel a call. You are not alone. 

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.