The Catholic newspaper for the Diocese of Covington, Ky.


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Upcoming Events

There will be a Holy Hour on the third Thursday of every month, at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, 3–4 p.m., to pray for victims of sexual abuse by clergy and to pray for the Church. All priests of the diocese will be in attendance; the lay faithful are invited to join. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed, concluding with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and benediction. The sacrament of penance will be available during the Holy Hour. Next Holy Hour: Thursday, June 20.

CASA FOR KIDS, informational meeting, June 18, 5:30 p.m., 1650 Russell St., Covington. Call 392-1792 or e-mail [email protected]. Seeking volunteers to be Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children.

Father Michael Hennigen will celebrate 8 a.m. Mass at Holy Name Church, Cincinnati, and lead a rosary procession to Planned Parenthood on Auburn Ave., June 29, for Life’s 5th Quarter.

St. Philip Parish, “Walk of Faith Walk-A-Thon,” July 13, 8 a.m.–11 a.m., benefiting St. Philip church and school, at Pendery Park Shelter #2.

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Summer Park Series begins July 13 with “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” 7:30 p.m., in the Devou Park amphitheater. Free event. Visit

Save the Date for “The Marriage Journey,” Sept. 21, 8 a.m.–3p.m., St. Barbara Parish, Erlanger. All couples are invited to this Marriage Enrichment experience. $25 per couple, light breakfast, lunch and refreshments included — additional details to follow.

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