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

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The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

Message from Bishop Foys

My dear Friends,

Welcome to the website of the Diocese of Covington!

The Diocese of Covington, established by Pope Pius IX on 29 July 1853, is home to some 90,000 Catholics, which comprise 20 percent of the total population of the 14 counties it serves. A suffragan of the Archdiocese of Louisville, we are one of four dioceses in the Commonwealth of Kentucky along with our daughter Diocese of Lexington and the Diocese of Owensboro.

I hope that you will find our website helpful and that it will provide you with a snapshot of our priests, deacons, consecrated religious and faithful laity as well as of the many ministries that our Diocese offers.

May God bless you!

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

Year of Mercy

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.

Becoming Catholic

2016 Diocesan Parish Annual Appeal Video