Expired: Hillenmeyer Lecture at Thomas More College

Thomas More College’s 2015 Hillenmeyer Lecture, March 19, 7 p.m. in Steigerwald Hall on the campus in Crestview Hills will focus on authentic leadership. Ed Monahan, public advocate for the Department of Public Advocacy, Frankfort, will speak on “The Meaning of Life is to See: The Vocation of the Public Leader.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

You are invited to the Chrism Mass

Bishop Roger Foys celebrates the annual Chrism Mass March 31 at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington. At the Mass Bishop Foys blesses the Holy Oils which representatives from all parishes and ministries in the diocese take back to their parishes for sacramental use throughout the year. The Chrism Mass is a sign of unity of the entire clergy and faithful of the diocese. All are welcome!

Expired: Contribute to the Synod on the Family, October 2015

Bishop Roger Foys invites you to respond to one or more of the 46 questions on the family in preparation for the Synod on the Family this October.

Details, including the questions, are available in the diocesan newspaper, the Messenger, in the Feb. 6 and Feb. 13 editions.

Anyone unable to attend one of the five Deanery Pastoral Council meetings may submit responses via mail to: “Synod Consultations, Diocese of Covington, 1125 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011-3115.” To be included in the official document, submissions must include the responder’s name, address, parish and signature. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 27.

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 vbauerle@covingtoncharities.org. For more information visit the Catholic Conference of Kentucky’s website at www.ccky.org.