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

The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

A Message from Bishop Foys

November 2018

My dear Friends,

Last year on the solemnity of Christ the King we opened a Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations for our diocese at our Cathedral Basilica in Covington. During this year we asked our parishes to pray the prayer designated for this year at Masses throughout the diocese. Also during this year, Father Andrew Young, our vocations promoter, has visited each of our high schools where he has presented a program on vocations. At many of these visits I had the privilege of celebrating Mass with the young people of our diocese and witnessed their enthusiasm. May the seeds that have been planted in their hearts lead them to the Lord!

Our Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations will formally end with Solemn Vespers at our Cathedral Basilica in Covington on Sunday, 25 November at 3 p.m., which is the solemnity of Christ the King. I cordially invite you to join me with all of our priests to pray with us at vespers for vocations to the priesthood.

These are difficult times in our Church throughout the world and especially in our own country. These are times that challenge all of us to look ahead with hope in the words of the Lord that “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” (Luke 10:2) We have the comfort of our God when He says through Jeremiah the Prophet: “I will appoint for you shepherds after my own heart who will shepherd you wisely and prudently.” (Jeremiah 3:15) We must pray, now perhaps more than ever, for the Lord to send us shepherds after His own heart; shepherds who will lead us wisely and prudently, shepherds who will be for us all an example of holiness and righteousness.

I hope you will be able to join us on Sunday, 25 November, for vespers at our Cathedral Basilica. Let us all lift up our voices in prayer that the Lord may hear our call and raise up holy priests to shepherd His beloved people.

Be assured always of my prayers. Please, pray for me and for our Diocese of Covington.

Yours devotedly in the Lord

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

Bishop of Covington

Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations

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By Laura Keener. The Year of Prayer for Priestly Vocations will culminate, Sunday, Nov. 25, the solemnity of Christ the King, with vespers, 3 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington. Bishop Roger Foys will preside at the service with all the priests of the diocese attending. Everyone is invited and encouraged to […]