Most Rev. Roger J. Foys, D.D.

The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

A Message from Bishop Foys

December 2017

My dear Friends,

Waiting is not a favorite pastime of most people. As a matter of fact, I imagine most people in our fast-paced society don’t like to wait at all. And yet, as we enter the season of Advent, we enter into a time of waiting. But in this case, the wait is certainly worth it! For we wait, we prepare for, we anticipate the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Surely worth the wait.

Our culture, our society, rushes Christmas and the Christmas season so much so that sometimes it seems as though it’s over before it’s begun. Yet the Church, through its liturgies and the readings therein, asks us to wait, to prepare in a special way for the Solemnity of Christmas. We are asked to set some time aside to truly reflect on the real meaning of that for which we wait. The anticipation of the arrival of someone dear to us, someone we love, someone who loves us can be just as joyous and just as rewarding of the arrival itself. So it is with Christmas. We prepare to welcome into our lives and into our hearts the Savior of the world, the One who loves us like no one else can, the one who loves us unconditionally, just for who we are.

This Advent season I pray that all of us will take at least a little time each day to reflect on the gift that is Christmas — the Lord Jesus. A proper and sober preparation will enable us to celebrate the arrival of Christmas day with so much more joy. May you be blessed this Advent season!

Be assured of my prayers. Please, pray for me.

Yours devotedly in the Lord,
Most Rev. Roger J. Foys, D.D.
Bishop of Covington

How Do I…

register a speaker/minister for my event?

In the Diocese of Covington, before contracting the services of an extern (from outside the diocese) priest or deacon, man or woman religious, or lay person a request for verification in good standing must be submitted to the Chancery. Click here and you will be directed to the Chancery’s webpage where you can download and submit the proper form.

sign up for marriage prep classes?

Check out the Office of Catechesis & Formation’s Programs for Engaged Couple page for answers to your questions.

register for an adult faith formation or catechist certification class?

The Office of Catechesis and Formation offers a variety of adult faith formation classes throughout the school year and during the summer. These classes are also required as part of the catechist certification process and formation for aspirants to the permanent diaconate. Click here for information and the schedule of classes.

order sacramental records?

The Archives of the Diocese of Covington offers assistance in obtaining sacramental records and other genealogical information.

get an annulment?

The Tribunal Office handles the annulment process.

Funeral announcement

Bishop Roger Foys, the priests, deacons and members of the Diocese of Covington mourn the death, Nov. 15, of Father John W. Cahill.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord; may perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

Visitation was held Tuesday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m., at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington.
Funeral Mass was Tuesday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m., at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington.
Committal will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.

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