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

The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

A Message from Bishop Foys

My dear Friends in Christ,

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


From Friday, Aug. 3, to Friday, Sept. 28, the weekly Call to Prayer will be adapted as a nine-week Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life.

The upcoming Supreme Court vacancy provides another occasion requiring focused prayer. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops does not support or oppose the confirmation of any presidential nominee. However, given this historic moment, the U.S. bishops are urging all people of good will to pray that a change in the U.S. Supreme Court may move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life. Click here for the Novena prayers.

Bishop Foys announces Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations

Diocesan Parish Annual Appeal


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

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