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

The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

A Message from Bishop Foys

A little mercy makes the world less cold and more just.” —Pope Francis, Angelus, March 17, 2013

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

On the weekend of June 24 and 25, our diocese will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection. Our participation in this collection supports the charitable work of Pope Francis as he reaches out to those who are marginalized and suffering around the globe. By supporting the Peter’s Pence Collection, you will join the Holy Father in bringing a little more mercy into the world.

Pope Francis called to us in his 2016 Urbi et Orbi address, “May efforts be made everywhere to promote the culture of encounter, justice and reciprocal respect, which alone can guarantee the spiritual and material welfare of all people.” We are taking up this collection to be part of the Church’s effort to promote a culture of encounter and justice. Your support makes it possible for the Holy Father to carry out his charitable works around the world, to help victims of war, natural disasters and other difficult situations.

Let us join with our brothers and sisters in faith from around the globe to help Pope Francis reach the marginalized in our world. Please prayerfully consider how you can best support the collection this year. For more information about the collection, please visit

Thank you, and may God bless you abundantly.

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

2018 Synod on Young People

Pope Francis and the Assembly of Bishops are preparing for Synod XV, which will be held October 2018 in Rome, and are, again, asking for input from the Church.

The topic for the 2018 Synod is “Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment.”

The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops has prepared a preparatory document and questionnaire so that all bishops may gather information from the priests, religious and lay faithful of their diocese.

In the Diocese of Covington, Bishop Roger Foys is asking the lay faithful to read the preparatory document (click here for the preparatory document) and to offer their responses via a survey, (click here to complete the survey).

In lieu of the online survey written responses may be mailed to:

2018 Synod Survey
Attn: Jamie Schroeder, chancellor
1125 Madison Ave.
Covington, Ky. 41011

When submitting a written response, be sure to include the complete question before the response.

All responses, online and written, need to be submitted by July 15 to be considered.

Priesthood Ordination 2017

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.

Diocesan Parish Annual Appeal

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