Penny War at Holy Trinity


Students at Holy Trinity School (Newport, KY) collect pennies for their Penny War fundraiser. Photo courtesy Holy Trinity School; click to enlarge.
Students at Holy Trinity School in Newport (KY) collect pennies for a Penny War between classes. Grade two won the contest, which raised $1052.36 overall for the Diocesan Annual Appeal benefiting ACUE schools.


Day of Prayer and Penance for Life – January 22

On Jan. 22 Bishop Roger Foys has called for a Day of Prayer and Penance for Life throughout the Diocese of Covington. Each church is to be open for prayer and to schedule at least one hour of Eucharistic Adoration. Please call your parish or check  the Jan. 16, 2015 issue of the Messenger.

In addition, Bishop Foys encourages the faithful of the diocese to join together in prayer for a Holy Hour for Life, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. Ten parishes through out the diocese have been designated: Cathedral Basilica (Covington), Blessed Sacrament Parish (Ft. Mitchell), Divine Mercy Parish (Bellevue), Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (Burlington), St. Edward Parish (Cynthiana), St. John Parish (Carrollton), St. Mary Parish (Alexandria), St. Patrick Parish (Maysville), St. Patrick Parish (Taylor Mill), and St. Paul Parish (Florence).


Catholics@TheCapitol – January 31

Mark your calendars for Jan. 31, 2015.

The annual “Catholics@TheCapitol” special events, sponsored throughout the state by the Catholic Conference of Kentucky (CCK), are opportunities for citizens to interact with their regional Kentucky state representatives and senators who convene from Jan. 6-March 30 in Frankfort for 2015’s 30-day General Assembly.

In the Diocese of Covington the “Catholics@TheCapitol” is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bishop Howard Memorial Auditorium in the diocesan Curia (across from the Cathedral in Covington).  It is one of nine such meetings scheduled throughout the Commonwealth. Each event is a chance to learn about CCK’s legislative agenda, as determined by the four Catholic bishops in Kentucky, and to interact with local legislators, who are also invited to attend.

Cost: $20 per person (includes continental breakfast and lunch). Call to reserve a spot; you can also pay at the door.

Call Vicky Bauerle at Covington Charities—Diocese of Covington at (859) 581-8974 or e-mail For more information visit the Catholic Conference of Kentucky’s website at